Syracuse at Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Syracuse Orange head to John Paul Jones Arena to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 12 point favorites.
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Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 12-4. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 70.0 points per game while giving up 62.2 per contest. Virginia has an overall record of 14-1. They are averaging 70.9 points per game and surrendering 52.5, good for a point differential of 18.4.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 6-8 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 5-9 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 9-3 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-9 against the over/under this year
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tyus Battle averages 19.5 points per contest while playing 37.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Franklin Howard averages 15.4 points per contest in 37.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.8 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Kyle Guy scores 14.9 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Devon Hall averages 11.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 70.0 points per contest this year, which is 281st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 269th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 307th in Division 1. They average 40.0 boards per contest and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 37th and 298th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 199th with 13.1 per game. The Orange allow 62.2 points per contest, which is 17th in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 121st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 63rd, and they allow 15.5 assists per game which puts them in 301st place in college basketball. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 192nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 264th in the country with 70.9 points per contest this season. They are 67th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 18.4. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 34th in Division 1. They are 275th in the country in rebounding with 33.7 boards per contest and 159th in assists per game with 14.3. The Cavaliers are 351st in turnovers per contest with 9.1. The Cavaliers give up 52.5 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 8.2 dimes allowed per game and 41st with 31.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 225th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Orange are 39th in the country in defensive rating with 93.2, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 176th. They are 344th in college basketball in pace with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 300th. As a unit they are 271st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 296th in D-1. Syracuse is 182nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 26th in the country.
Virginia is 341st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 4th in Division 1. The Cavaliers are 1st in the nation in defensive rating with 83.7, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 48th. They are 351st in D-1 in pace with 62.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 65th. As a unit they are 73rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 227th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Syracuse +12
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