The Georgetown Hoyas (6-3) will be at home in Capital One Arena when they meet the Syracuse Orange (5-4). Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Syracuse Orange vs. Georgetown Hoyas ATS Preview
In the Orange’s last matchup, they dismantled the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 97-63. Elijah Hughes was the top scorer from either team with 33 points on 10-for-15 shooting. Syracuse played a perfect game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.439 (above their season average of 0.258) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.632 (above their season average of 0.501). Georgia Tech was 0.111 and 0.444, respectively, for those same stats.
The Hoyas come in on a high note after beating the SMU Mustangs in their last contest, 91-74. Mac McClung had a good outing for Georgetown, finishing with 19 points and seven assists. Georgetown’s 0.672 effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over SMU, who had a mark of 0.424. The Hoyas’ mark was above their season average of 0.499, while the Mustangs’ was below their season average of 0.538.
The Orange won the sole game against the Hoyas last season, 72-71. The Orange played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.7 and a free throw rate of 0.241. For those same stats, the Hoyas had marks of 17.5 and 0.175, respectively.
It will be a showdown of conflicting tempos as the up-and-down Hoyas will look to push the more methodical Orange. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Hoyas rank 43rd in possessions per game while the Orange are 287th.
Syracuse vs. Georgetown ATS Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Georgetown, ATS Winner – Georgetown, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Orange rank 75th in three pointers attempted per game (24.6) while the Hoyas rank 236th (22.0).
Georgetown averages 4.3 blocks per game, which is ranked 12th in the NCAA. Syracuse ranks 62nd in blocks allowed per game (3.0).
Georgetown ranks 32nd in assists per game (16.3) while Syracuse ranks 211th in assists allowed per game (14.9).
The Orange average 8.2 steals per game, which ranks 41st in the nation. The Hoyas rank 209th in steals allowed per game (7.9).
Georgetown averages 39.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 32nd in the country. Syracuse ranks 198th in rebounds allowed per game (36.8).