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Syracuse vs Notre Dame Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 3rd Betting Odds
Orange vs Fighting Irish Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Syracuse Orange at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
- Where: South Bend at Purcell Pavilion
- Date: Saturday, December 3rd
- Betting Odds: Syracuse +7, SYRA +240 | ND -309 O/U 133.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Notre Dame, the Syracuse Orange will be taking the floor for the 8th time this season and have an overall record of 3-4. On the road, the Orange will be playing their 2nd game of the season, having gone 0-2. So far, the Orange have been the underdog 2 times, going 0-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.
Syracuse’s leading scorer this season is Judah Mintz who is averaging 15.14 points per contest. So far, Mintz has accounted for 21.29% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.0 rebounds per game and 3.14 assists. Jesse Edwards is the second leading scorer for the Orange, averaging 13.71 points per game. Between him and Edwards, they are accounting for 40.6% of the team’s scoring.
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%
Fighting Irish Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Syracuse, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be taking the floor for the 8th time this season and have an overall record of 6-1. Currently, the Fighting Irish have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 6-0. The Fighting Irish’s are sitting with a betting line that is -7 points in their favor. For the season, Notre Dame has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 5-1.
Nate Laszewski comes into today’s game as the Fighting Irish’s leading scorer at 16.86 points per contest. Not only has Laszewski been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Notre Dame’s top rebounder at 8.57 boards per contest. Behind Laszewski, the team has benefited from the strong play of Dane Goodwin who is second on the team in scoring at 14.0 points per game. Overall, he has hit 50.0% of his shots and is adding 4.71 boards per game.
Notre Dame comes into their matchup vs Syracuse looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 162nd in college basketball at 72.5 points per game. One bright spot for them has been their ability to knock down 3-point shots, as they have connected at a rate of 38.0%. So far, 42.95% of the Fighting Irish’s shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 65.2 possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Syracuse Orange +7
Heading into this matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Syracuse Orange we have a strong lean on taking the points with Syracuse at +7. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Syracuse to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Syracuse Orange at +7. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.
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