Syracuse vs. Montana State - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montana State Bobcats (5-6) at Syracuse Orange (8-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Syracuse Orange and the Montana State Bobcats face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Syracuse Orange are 8-3 this season but they haven’t had the look of a team ready to take on an ACC schedule. Syracuse is averaging 71.4 points and they are shooting 41.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.3 points and their opponents are shooting 38.7 percent. Michael Gbinje leads the Orange averaging 19.1 points per game. Trevor Cooney is averaging 13.6 points, Malachi Richardson is averaging 12.7 points, and Tyler Lydon is averaging 10.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. Syracuse has lost three of their last five games.
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The Montana State Bobcats are 5-6 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Montana State is averaging 77.1 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 81.1 points and their opponents are shooting 47.2 percent. Marcus Colbert leads the Bobcats averaging 17.7 points per game. Tyler Hall is averaging 16.7 points and 5.5 rebounds, Danny Robinson is averaging 9.2 points, and Zach Green is averaging 8.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. This is Montana State’s fourth consecutive road game.
Syracuse is 9-19-1 against the spread in their last 29 games, 7-21 against the spread following a win, and 1-8 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Montana State is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, and 3-7 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
Syracuse hasn’t been playing well and I don’t trust them laying this kind of number.