Virginia at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 7 point favorites.
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Virginia heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-1. They currently have a point differential of 16.5 as they are averaging 69.2 points per contest while giving up 52.7 per game. Syracuse has an overall mark of 15-7. They are averaging 69.2 points per contest and giving up 62.8, which is a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 14-4 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 5-14 against the over/under this year
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 8-12 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 8-12 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
01/31/18 G Nigel Johnson Suspension 3-game suspension (eligble to return 02/10 vs. Virginia Tech)
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
02/01/18 G Howard Washington Leg is out for season
02/01/18 F Matthew Moyer Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Devon Hall averages 12.7 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%. Kyle Guy averages 15.5 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Franklin Howard averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Tyus Battle averages 19.7 points per game while playing 38.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 52.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 35th, and they give up 8.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 260th in college basketball. Virginia averages 69.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 284th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 16.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 78th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 35th in D-1. They average 32.5 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 317th and 181st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 351st with 9.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange surrender 62.8 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 108th in those defensive statistics. They rank 309th with 15.5 assists allowed per contest, and 83rd with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 186th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season. Syracuse is 283rd in Division 1 with 69.2 points per game this year. They are 291st in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 317th in the nation. They are 31st in college basketball in rebounding with 39.5 boards per game and 325th in assists per contest with 11.3. The Orange are 189th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Cavaliers are 54th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 85.1 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 351st in the country with 61.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 81st. As a team they are 88th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 238th in Division 1. Virginia is 346th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 3rd in the nation.
Syracuse is 171st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 10th in the nation. The Orange are 189th in the country in offensive rating with 103.9, and their defensive rating of 94.3 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 344th in Division 1 with 65.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 320th. As a team they are 284th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 295th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Virginia/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Syracuse +7
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