Syracuse Orange vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies - 11/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Bonaventure Bonnies (1-0) at Syracuse Orange (1-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN College Extra
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies will travel to play the Syracuse Orange in a non-conference game on Tuesday.
The Syracuse Orange are coming off of a win against Lehigh by the score of 57-47 in their season opener. Syracuse was up 32-12 at halftime, but Lehigh stormed back to cut it the lead to 6 in the second half, before Syracuse put the game away. Michael Gbinije led Syracuse offensively with 16 points. Malachi Richardson was able to add 14 points and 6 rebounds, while Trevor Cooney scored 13 points and had 3 assists for Syracuse. Tyler Lydon led Syracuse in rebounding with 11 rebounds. Syracuse shot 83.3% from free throws, 32.4% on three-pointers, and 34.6% on all field goal attempts. Syracuse had a slim lead in rebounding against their opponent by a total of 40-38. Syracuse had 13 assists and 17 turnovers in the game. Syracuse definitely did not impress, but they were able to get the job done and get the victory.
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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are coming off of a win against Binghamton by a score of 63-53 in their season opener. St. Bonaventure was up four points at the half and was able to pull away late in the second half. Dion Wright led the way for the Bonnies with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Denzel Gregg also added 15 points and 11 rebounds for St. Bonaventure. St. Bonaventure shot 76% from free throws, 21.1% from three-pointers, and 37% on all field goal attempts. St. Bonaventure out rebounded their opponent by a total of 43-37. The Bonnies also had 12 assists and 14 turnovers. St. Bonaventure will look to shoot better from beyond the arc if they want to have a chance to upset Syracuse.
St. Bonaventure is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference games. St. Bonaventure is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games. The under is 5-1 in St. Bonaventure’s last 6 non-conference games. Syracuse is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Syracuse is 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games against the A-10. The under is 6-0 in Syracuse’s last 6 games overall. St. Bonaventure is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Syracuse came out on fire in their season opener but took their foot off the gas and let Lehigh make it a game. I expect them to learn from that and not let that happen again. St. Bonaventure has been a pretty competitive team in the A-10 the past few seasons but I do not like their chances having to travel to play in the Carrier Dome. I am taking Syracuse in this one.