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Georgetown vs Syracuse Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 10th Betting Odds

Hoyas vs Orange Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Georgetown Hoyas at Syracuse Orange
  • Where: Syracuse at JMA Wireless Dome
  • Date: Saturday, December 10th
  • Betting Odds: Georgetown +9.5, GEORGE +348 | SYRA -466 O/U 143.5

Hoyas Preview:

Georgetown will take the floor against the Orange with an overall record of 5-5. On the road, the Hoyas will be playing their 2nd game of the season, having gone 0-2. So far, the Hoyas have been the underdog 2 times, going 0-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +9.5 underdogs on the spread.

Georgetown’s leading scorer this season is Amir Spears who is averaging 16.7 points per contest. So far, Spears has accounted for 22.3% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.6 rebounds per game and 4.9 assists. Brandon Murray is the second leading scorer for the Hoyas, averaging 16.0 points per game. Between him and Murray, they are accounting for 39.4% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgetown this season, as they are currently ranked 218th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hoyas’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.2%, placing them 236th in the NCAA.

Orange Preview:

The Syracuse Orange head into today’s game in what will be their 10th game of the season, posting a record of 5-4. Currently, the Orange have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 4-2. The Orange’s are sitting with a betting line that is -9.5 points in their favor. For the season, Syracuse has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 4-2.

Jesse Edwards comes into today’s game as the Orange’s leading scorer at 15.11 points per contest. Not only has Edwards been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Syracuse’s top rebounder at 11.44 boards per contest. Behind Edwards, the team has benefited from the strong play of Joseph Girard III who is second on the team in scoring at 14.67 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.2% of his shots and is adding 2.44 boards per game.

So far this season, Syracuse has put together a strong scoring offense at 77.4 points per game (48th). This strong figure has come despite the Orange playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 37.7% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Syracuse’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 45.0%

Free Spread Prediction: Georgetown Hoyas +9.5

If you’re deciding whether to down a bet vs the spread in this matchup, we recommend taking the Georgetown Hoyas to cover as +9.5 point underdogs. One thing that often causes problems for team’s who are heavy underdogs is when they are matched up against a team that can dictate the pace of play. However, both Georgetown and Syracuse come into today’s game near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Given that style of place won’t be an issue for the Hoyas and the fact that they have 3-2 vs the spread in their last 5 games as underdogs, we like them to cover the spread on the road.