Syracuse at San Diego State: 3/19/21 NCAA Tournament College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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San Diego State Aztecs (23-4) vs Syracuse Orange (16-9)
Game Info: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 9:40 pm (Hinkle Fieldhouse)
Betting Odds: San Diego State Aztecs -2 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Syracuse Orange and San Diego State Aztecs face off on Friday in an NCAA Tournament game at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
The Syracuse Orange like the last few years got hot at the right time to make the NCAA tournament. Syracuse sits with a 16-9 record overall and they have won three of their last four games. The one loss during that stretch came against Virginia in their last game, a game they lost by three points. Syracuse on the season is averaging 75.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 70.7 points per game. Syracuse is shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 33.8 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Buddy Boeheim has been the best player Syracuse averaging 17.1 points while shooting 42.5 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the San Diego State Aztecs who sit with a 23-4 record overall and they have won ten games in a row. In the conference championship game, San Diego State gave up only 57 points against Utah State, and that led to the victory. San Diego State is averaging 74.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 60.6 points per game. San Diego State is shooting 45.4 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from behind the three point line. Forward Matt Mitchell has been the best player for San Diego State averaging 15.4 points while shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from deep.
Syracuse is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall. San Diego State is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall. The over is 10-1 in Syracuse’s last 11 games played on a neutral site. The under is 14-3 in San Diego State’s last 17 neutral site games.
San Diego State’s defense is going to be strong and that will be the difference in this game. Look for Syracuse to struggle to score, and that will lead to San Diego State coming away with a cover of the spread.