The Syracuse Orange (4-3) clash against the Iowa Hawkeyes (5-2) at the Carrier Dome. The game can be seen on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
Iowa Hawkeyes at Syracuse Orange Free Prediction
The last time the Hawkeyes played, they were beaten by the San Diego State Aztecs, 83-73. San Diego State’s 0.625 effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over Iowa, who had a rate of 0.482. The Aztecs’ mark was above their season average of 0.532. CJ Fredrick led Iowa in scoring with 16 points on 6-for-10 shooting.
The Orange lost big to the Penn State Nittany Lions in their last outing, 85-64. Penn State out-rebounded Syracuse. The Nittany Lions had more offensive rebounds (23 vs. seven), defensive rebounds (34 vs. 21) and total rebounds (57 vs. 28). With 19 points on 3-for-11 shooting, Elijah Hughes led Syracuse in scoring.
The physical Iowa offense looks poised to dominate from the charity stripe. The Hawkeyes rank second in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.312, while Syracuse ranks 266th in FTA rate allowed (0.248) since the 2018-19 season.
Iowa Hawkeyes at Syracuse Orange ATS Pick
Free College Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Iowa, O/U – Over
Iowa averages 16.0 assists per game, which ranks 20th in the country. Syracuse ranks 277th in assists allowed per game (14.7).
The Orange rank 79th in three pointers attempted per game (24.4) while the Hawkeyes rank 270th in three pointers allowed per game (24.4).
Syracuse averages 8.1 steals per game, which ranks 31st in the country. Iowa ranks 185th in steals allowed per game (6.6).
The Hawkeyes rank 138th in rebounds per game (36.0) while the Orange rank 267th in rebounds allowed per game (37.0).
Syracuse ranks 25th in blocks per game (4.7) while Iowa ranks 150th (3.3).