The Orange and Bulldogs are set to face off at 2:30 ET on ESPN2. The Bulldogs will host the game at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, HI. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 160.5 points, and the Bulldogs are favored to win at home vs. the Orange.
SYRACUSE ORANGE VS GONZAGA BULLDOGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Syracuse Orange +12
This game will be played at Stan Sheriff Center at 2:30 ET on Tuesday, November 21st.
WHY BET THE SYRACUSE ORANGE:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Orange.
- Not only will Syracuse pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +12.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 160.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Do the Orange Stand a Chance on the Road?
Syracuse, who currently have a 3-1 record, will be competing in their fifth game of the season. Looking back at their previous ten games on the road, which includes last year, Syracuse has a record of 5-5. As we assess Syracuse’s performance against the spread, they come into today’s game with a 0-4 ATS record. Over their previous ten games, including those from the previous season, Syracuse has gone 1-8-1 vs. the spread.
Syracuse comes in with an over/under record of 2-2-0 through four games, with their games averaging a combined 151 points per game so far. The Orange have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 74 points per game.
Against Tennessee, the Syracuse had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 83.7 points per game. They scored 56 points and posted a field goal percentage of 35% in the game. The team’s scoring leader is Judah Mintz, who holds an average of 23 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Chris Bell is averaging 14 points per game this season.
At this time, the Orange’s defense is positioned 126th in the country, permitting 74.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Syracuse’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 36.1% this season.
Will the Bulldogs Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?
Gonzaga enters their game against Syracuse with a 1-1 record for the season. In their last five home games, which includes last year, Gonzaga has a record of 4-1. Prior to today’s game, Gonzaga has a 1-1 ATS record. When considering the team’s previous three games, including the previous season, their ATS record is 1-1 with an average scoring differential of +10.
Up to this point, games involving Gonzaga have had an average of 146.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 154.8 points. Their over/under record is 1-1-0. In their most recent three games, the Bulldogs’ over/under record is 1-1, with their games averaging 90 points per game.
The Gonzaga offense is coming off a game in which they scored 63 points vs. Purdue. Overall their field goal percentage was 37.7% while connecting on 6 threes. The top scorer for the Bulldogs was Graham Ike with 14 points, while Nolan Hickman also added 11 to the scoreboard.
At present, the Bulldogs’ defense is nationally ranked 69th, allowing 67.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Gonzaga’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 20.3% this season.