Georgetown Hoyas at Syracuse Orange Free Prediction


A five-game home winning streak is on the line for the Syracuse Orange (6-2) when they take on the Georgetown Hoyas (7-1) at Carrier Dome. Action begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018, and can be seen on ESPN.

Georgetown Hoyas at Syracuse Orange ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Orange won big over the Eastern Washington Eagles 66-34, while the Hoyas beat the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks 68-53.

Georgetown dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.250 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.529. For those same stats, Maryland Eastern Shore recorded marks of 0.079 and 0.381, respectively. The Orange, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.242 vs. 0.034) and had a much better turnover percentage (11.9 vs. 23.3). Syracuse’s Oshae Brissett led the way, recording 20 points and eight rebounds. Meanwhile, Georgetown received a boost from Josh LeBlanc, who finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

The Orange won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 86-79. Syracuse won the rebounding battle. The Orange had more offensive rebounds (19 vs. nine) and total rebounds (44 vs. 37).

Looking at effective field goal percentage, Syracuse should have a considerable edge. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Orange defense ranks 32nd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.462), while the Georgetown offense ranks 139th in effective field goal percentage (0.522). It will also be a battle of opposite paces as the fast-breaking Hoyas rank 47th in possessions per game, while the slower-paced Orange rank 346th.

Georgetown vs. Syracuse Odds Pick

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

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Georgetown ranks 14th in assists per game (17.3) while Syracuse ranks 268th (11.0).
  • The Hoyas rank 218th in three pointers attempted per game (20.6) while the Orange rank 272nd (18.5).
  • Georgetown averages 38.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 52nd in the nation. Syracuse ranks 89th in rebounds allowed per game (33.6).
  • The Orange rank 64th in steals per game (7.2) while the Hoyas rank 242nd in steals allowed per game (7.5).
  • Syracuse averages 5.1 blocks per game, which ranks 17th in the NCAA. Georgetown ranks 158th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).