Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Hoyas vs Orange CBB Odds
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(6-4) Georgetown Hoyas vs. Syracuse Orange (6-3)
Date: Saturday December 17, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Orange -6.5
CBB Betting Total: 140
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These teams used to meet 2 and sometimes 3 times a year back in the Big East.
Last year they renewed the rivalry with Georgetown winning easily on their home floor.
This season it is Syracuse that gets to host. Things have not been as smooth as they would like as they try and get back to the Final Four.
When the new Big East formed it was assumed that one of the lead dogs would be Georgetown. That hasn’t been the case.
This season the expectation was that the program was good enough to compete but certainly not a favourite. Nothing we have seen gives us reason to raise our expectations.
Unfortunately the big news has been the fact that Isaac Copeland is leaving the program. The big man was a reliable scorer and rebounder last season but fell out of favour.
The Hoyas would be in even worse shape were it not for transfer Rodney Prior. The Robert Morris product is averaging just over 20ppg. He and L.J Peak give Georgetown two big guards who can really score. No other players average more than 10ppg.
Georgetown usually has a quality big or two but Jessie Govan and Bradley Hayes are not showing much development inside. They do make sure the Hoyas are not pushed around.
Georgetown has a nice win over Oregon and this is their last chance to get a name opponent before conference play begins. They come to Syracuse on a 4 game winning streak but they have struggled to cover against teams all season long.
The Orange have three losses but I wouldn’t call any of them terrible. Playing in the ACC they are going to have plenty of chances for big wins…but they are going to have to play better.
Tyler Lydon was tagged for greatness during the Orange’s Final Four run last season but right now his scoring is below last year. He is a good shooter for a guy his size but he has to remember to go inside out.
It seems like he might have fallen in love with his press clippings as a stretch four. It takes work but he can dominate inside.
Transfer Andrew White began his career at Kansas (playing with Danny Manning…just joking).
He has been a godsend for Syracuse, leading the team in scoring as they replace all of their key backcourt players from a year ago. Another transfer John Gillon is third on the team in scoring.
There is more than enough talent for Syracuse to return to the Tournament but right now it is hard to tell what the ceiling is for this group. They were supposed to be better.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-3 in GTWN last 10 non-conference games.
- SYR are 14-35-2 ATS in their last 51 Sat. games.
- Road team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
- Underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Free Georgetown Hoyas vs. Syracuse Orange NCAAB Prediction:
The Hoyas have enough talent to put a scare into almost anybody.
Syracuse should win at home but the way they play nothing is guaranteed. They are so frustrating the way they stagnate some times.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Orange -6.5
Look for Syracuse to be -5 or -6 when this line is published. That is pretty good value at home where beating most teams by a couple of possessions is to be expected.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Syracuse 74 – Georgetown 65
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