Northeastern Huskies vs. Syracuse Orange Free Prediction

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Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the Northeastern Huskies (4-4) travel to Syracuse to play the Orange (5-2). The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, and will air on ACC Network.

Northeastern Huskies vs. Syracuse Orange Betting Odds

Both teams beat their last opponent. The Orange defeated the Cornell Big Red 63-55, while the Huskies beat the Eastern Michigan Eagles 81-67.

Northeastern played a flawless game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.396 (above their season average of 0.262) and a turnover percentage of 10.6 (better than their season average of 18.0). For those same stats, Eastern Michigan put up marks of 0.098 and 16.6, respectively. The Orange, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.310 vs. 0.140), while the Big Red had a turnover percentage of 23.0 (above their season average of 16.5). Syracuse’s Tyus Battle had a good outing, putting up 26 points and five rebounds. Northeastern, meanwhile, was led by Jordan Roland, who finished with 24 points.

Half-court execution will be critical when two of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams clash. Syracuse ranks 347th in possessions per game (64.6) and Northeastern is 300th (67.3) since the 2017-18 season. Moreover, the sharp-shooting offense of the Huskies ranks 12th in effective field goal percentage (0.570), while the Orange have been 22nd-best in the country at effective field goal percentage allowed (0.463).

Northeastern at Syracuse Free Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Syracuse, ATS Winner – Northeastern, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Northeastern ranks eighth in three pointers allowed per game (17.3) while Syracuse ranks 292nd (24.9).
  • The Orange rank 90th in rebounds per game (37.3) while the Huskies rank 318th (32.1).
  • Syracuse averages 7.2 steals per game, which ranks 68th in the country. Northeastern ranks 146th in steals allowed per game (6.1).
  • The Huskies rank 33rd in assists allowed per game (11.2) while the Orange rank 301st (15.9).
  • Syracuse ranks 17th in blocks per game (5.1) while Northeastern ranks 257th (2.3).