Syracuse vs Northeastern College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/16/20

Syracuse vs Northeastern College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/16/20 Photo by Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Northeastern Huskies (1-1) at Syracuse Orange (4-1)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Carrier Dome)

The Line: Syracuse Orange -17.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Northeastern Huskies and Syracuse Orange meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Carrier Dome.

The Northeastern Huskies look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Northeastern Huskies are averaging 78.5 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 84.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Tyson Walker is averaging 24.5 points and 3.5 rebounds while Jason Strong is averaging 13.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Jahmyl Telfort is the third double-digit scorer and Shaquille Walters is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Northeastern Huskies are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Northeastern Huskies are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game.

The Syracuse Orange look for a win to build on their 4-1 record. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 83.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 36.9 percent shooting. Buddy Boeheim is averaging 19 points and one rebound while Alan Griffin is averaging 18.4 points and 3.4 assists. Quincy Guerrier is the third double-digit scorer and Marek Dolezaj is dishing 4.8 assists. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Syracuse Orange are allowing 28.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game.

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The Huskies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The Orange are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The over is 18-7-1 in Huskies last 26 Wednesday games. The over is 22-10-1 in Orange last 33 overall.

The Northeastern Huskies didn't show us much in their first two games against UMass and the defensive effort needs to improve if they're going to make anything of this season. The Syracuse Orange are off to a great start at both ends of the floor and they're one of the better defensive teams in all of college basketball. This feels like a mismatch where Northeastern will have issues scoring. Give me Syracuse in a comfortable home win. 

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