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Rider vs. Syracuse 12/5/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Rider takes on Syracuse on 12/5/2020 at 7:00PM.

Rider and Syracuse face off in an regular season game for both teams as every game in this shortened College Basketball season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Rider has a record of )-) this season. Syracuse is 2-0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The Rider Roster

The Players to Watch for Rider

Dwight Murray Jr 6-0 165.0 Guard

Dwight Murray Jr had a 14.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Dwight Murray Jr had a -5.6 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Dwight Murray Jr last season had 0.364% of his shots attempted from 3 point range Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Dwight Murray Jr shot 0.275% from long range last season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.509% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score was not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

Last season, when shots were missed, Dwight Murray Jr was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Dwight Murray Jr opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Dwight Murray Jr is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Malachi De Sousa 6-6 200.0 Forward

Malachi De Sousa sported a 10.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Malachi De Sousa sported a -3.3 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Malachi De Sousa attempted 0.351% of his shots from three point range. Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.241% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Malachi De Sousa shot 0.54% inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Christian Ings 6-2 176.0 Guard

Christian Ings sported a 9.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Christian Ings sported a -3.6 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Christian Ings attempted 0.288% of his shots from three point range. Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.316% of his three point shots fired this season. Last season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.468% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Christian Ings is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Ajiri Ogemuno-Johnson 6-8 210.0 Forward

Ajiri Ogemuno-Johnson had a 15.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Ajiri Ogemuno-Johnson sported a -0.9 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was an average contributor as far as his impact. He is not a major drag nor is he a major positive. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Ajiri Ogemuno-Johnson attempted 0.0% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Ajiri Ogemuno-Johnson shot nan% from long range last season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.5% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score was not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

He was one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Ajiri Ogemuno-Johnson is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Allen Powell 6-2 165.0 Guard

Allen Powell sported a -0.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Allen Powell had a -8.7 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Allen Powell attempted 0.702% of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made 0.175% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.118% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Allen Powell opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

The Syracuse Roster

The Players to Watch for Syracuse

Joseph Girard 6-1 181 Guard

Joseph Girard sports a 0.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Joseph Girard this season has 0.6% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Joseph Girard shot 0.2% from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.2% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

Joseph Girard has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Marek Dolezaj 6-10 185 Forward

Marek Dolezaj has a 24.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Marek Dolezaj this season has 0.063% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.0% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Marek Dolezaj shot 0.533% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Marek Dolezaj has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Alan Griffin 6-5 195 Guard

Alan Griffin sports a 10.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Alan Griffin attempted 0.556% of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.333% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Alan Griffin shot 0.25% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Alan Griffin has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Quincy Guerrier 6-7 220 Forward

Quincy Guerrier has a 34.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Quincy Guerrier attempted 0.13% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.333% of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.75% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

He is one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Quincy Guerrier has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Kadary Richmond 6-5 180 Forward

Kadary Richmond sports a 30.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Kadary Richmond this season has 0.25% of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Kadary Richmond shot 0.333% from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.778% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

This season, when shots were missed, Kadary Richmond is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Kadary Richmond has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Buddy Boeheim 6-6 195 Guard

Buddy Boeheim sports a 18.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Buddy Boeheim attempted 0.647% of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. Buddy Boeheim shot 0.364% from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.667% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Buddy Boeheim has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Bourama Sidibe 6-10 210 Forward

Bourama Sidibe sports a 23.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Bourama Sidibe this season has nan% of his shots attempted from 3 point range It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. He made nan% of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made nan% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

He is one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Bourama Sidibe has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Rider vs. Syracuse Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Rider 59 Syracuse 96

Spread Pick: Syracuse -20 -110 Bovada
Total Pick: Over 145.5 -112 Pinnacle Sports