Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 7 point favorites.
The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 17-4 and a road record of 6-2. They are 13-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-13. The Orange have an overall record of 14-9 and a home record of 13-2. They have an over/under record of 11-7 and they are 9-9 against the spread.
London Perrantes comes into this contest averaging 12 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Marial Shayok averages 10.1 points per game in 21.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Virginia. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Andrew White III averages 17.2 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Orange. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Tyler Lydon averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Virginia averages 69.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 259th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 20th in the country. They average 33.3 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game which ranks them 291st and 83rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 9.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 53.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 41st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 9.4 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 163rd in Division 1.
Syracuse averages 77 points per game this year which ranks them 74th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 95th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 23rd in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per contest which ranks them 143rd and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Orange rank 73rd with 12.2 per game. The Orange allow 69.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 98th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 55th and 93rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 226th and they give up 16.7 assists per contest which puts them in 338th place in the nation. The Orange force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 158th in college basketball.
The Cavaliers average 68.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.7 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113.3 and they assist on 57% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 60.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Virginia turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.3%. The Cavaliers give up 57.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 54.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Orange score 81.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 87.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.3 points per game. The Orange have a rating on offense of 112.2 and 62.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Syracuse turns it over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.6%. The Orange give up 64.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 80.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 13-6 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 6-13 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 9-9 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 11-7 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/17/16 C Paschal Chukwu Eye out indefinitely
11/09/16 F Matthew Moyer Toe expected to redshirt
01/20/17 G Evan Dourdas Personal has left team
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia -7
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