Ducks vs. Syracuse Orange Prediction

Oregon Ducks vs. Syracuse Orange Prediction 12/17/2023

The Oregon Ducks (7-2) travel to face off against the Syracuse Orange (7-3) on Sunday, December 17th. This game will be played at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls and televised on CBSS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 1:00 ET.

Oregon Ducks vs Syracuse Orange

The Oregon Ducks Are Coming Off A Win

The Oregon Ducks, who are set to play Syracuse, currently have a 7-2 overall record. Looking at their last ten road games, the Ducks have gone 4-6, going back to last year. As Oregon faces today’s matchup, their against-the-spread (ATS) record stands at 4-2. In the team’s previous five games, they have an unblemished 4-0 mark vs. the spread.

After nine games, Oregon has an over/under record of 4-2-0, with their games averaging a combined 154.7 points per game so far. In the Ducks’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 155 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.

The Syracuse Orange Are Coming Off A Win

Syracuse enters their 11th game of the season with a 7-3 record. In away games, the Orange have a 2-2 record, while they have a 4-1 record at home. Taking a closer look at Syracuse’s ATS performance, they enter today’s game with a 3-6 ATS record. At home this season, Syracuse is 1-4 ATS, and in their last ten home games, they have a 3-6-1 (ATS) record.

Through 10 games, Syracuse has an over/under record of 4-5-0 with their games averaging a combined 147.7 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Orange’s over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 148 points per game.

Oregon Offense Breakdown

Oregon finished with 86 points in their game against Michigan. This total surpasses their season-average of 80.2 points per game. Offensively, the Ducks hold a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, placing them 110th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 31st in terms of percentage and 114th in three-pointers made.

Jermaine Couisnard (G) 12.3 4.7 2.9
Kario Oquendo (G) 10.2 2.3 1.2
Keeshawn Barthelemy (G) 9.3 2.6 2.3

Syracuse Offense Breakdown

The Syracuse offense is coming off a game in which they scored 80 points vs. Georgetown. Overall their field goal percentage was 53.7% while connecting on 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Judah Mintz, who is averaging 20.1 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Chris Bell also maintains a PPG average of 13.1 heading into game.

Judah Mintz (G) 20.1 3.0 3.5
Chris Bell (F) 13.1 2.2 0.6
J.J. Starling (G) 12.4 4.6 3.2

Oregon Team Defense

At present, the Ducks’ defense is nationally ranked 127th, allowing 69.7 points per game. Against Michigan, the Ducks’ defense gave up 83 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Michigan only made 8 free-throws.

Syracuse Team Defense

Syracuse’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.1 points per game. In today’s game, the Syracuse defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 68 points.

Ducks vs Orange Trends

  • Across the Ducks last five road games, the team averaged 67 points per game while allowing 70. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-4, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • Syracuse has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 82 points per game while allowing 69. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Syracuse has an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • Oregon has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.

Ducks vs Orange Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +4, we have the Orange as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 147, and our model predicts the Ducks and Orange to score a combined 142 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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