Wisconsin vs. Syracuse - 11/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Syracuse Orange (4-1) at Wisconsin Badgers (5-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Syracuse Orange and Wisconsin Badgers meet Tuesday night in college basketball action at the Kohl Center on ESPN.
The Syracuse Orange look for a statement victory to build on their solid 4-1 start to the season. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 79 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 54.8 points on 32 percent shooting. Andrew White III is averaging 15.8 points and two assists while Tyler Lydon is averaging 11.4 points and 7.2 rebounds. John Gillon is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Roberson is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 43.9 percent from beyond the arc and 63.9 percent from the free throw line. The Syracuse Orange are allowing 20.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The Syracuse Orange have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Wisconsin Badgers also look for a statement win after a 5-2 start to the season. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 73.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 59.6 points on 40 percent shooting. Bronson Koenig is averaging 14.4 points and 2.4 rebounds while Ethan Happ is averaging 11.9 points and 2.3 assists. Nigel Hayes is the third double-digit scorer and Vitto Brown is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have won nine straight home games.
The Orange are 23-11 ATS in their last 34 Tuesday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Badgers are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 vs. Atlantic Coast and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 19-7 in Badgers last 26 overall and the under is 5-2 in Orange last 7 overall.
The Wisconsin Badgers are one of the tougher teams in the coutnry to beat when at home and have the experience and the ball movement to beat this Syracuse zone. Syracuse still has to prove itself on the road after struggling last season. I like this Wisconsin Badgers roster and think they're a good bet to get the victory and the cover over the small line. I have to see more from the Orange before I can trust them in spots like this one.