Syracuse vs. Iona - 11/14/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iona Gaels (0-1) at Syracuse Orange (1-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some non-conference college basketball action from the Empire State as the Iona Gaels head to the Carrier Dome to battle the Syracuse Orange.
The Iona Gaels will look to pull off the upset and even their record after dropping their season opener to Albany by a final score of 69-67 on Friday. TK Edogi led the team with 17 points on 8 of 10 shooting with 9 rebounds, falling one board shy of his 1st double-double of the year. Deyshonee Much added 15 points, making him and Edogi the only Gales to finish in double figures scoring for Iona in the loss. Roland Griffin, E.J. Crawford and Rickey McGill each finished with 8 points apiece, with Griffin adding a pair of blocks while McGill led the team with 6 assists in the losing effort. As a team, Iona is scoring 67 points per game on 44.1% shooting from the floor, 18.2% from behind the 3-point line and 11 for 14 from the charity stripe this season.
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The Syracuse Orange will look to make it 2 in a row to start the year after winning their season opener by a final score of 77-45 over Cornell. Tyus Battle led ‘Cuse with 18 points on 6 of 14 shooting with a pair of threes, while Geno Thorpe added 12 points off of the bench and Oshae Brissett added 11 points and 10 boards for the double-double. Matthew Moyer added 10 boards of his own in addition to 4 points, while Frank Howard added 9 points and a team-high 4 assists. Marek Dolezaj added 8 points and Bourama Sidibe scored 7 in addition to 3 blocks from Paschal Chukwu in the win. As a team, Syracuse is scoring 77 points per game on 41.4% shooting from the field, 35.3% from behind the arc and 72.2% from the foul line this season.
We will update with trends when/if they’re released.
Iona is a definite step up from Cornell, but considering how good the Orange looked in their opener and how much the Gaels struggled against Albany, despite coming back from a big halftime deficit, I’m surprised the line isn’t bigger, but hey I’m not complaining. I’ll lay the reasonable line with Syracuse here.