Syracuse at Virginia Tech NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/26/2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
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The Syracuse Orange travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 7 point favorites.
Syracuse heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.0 as they are averaging 71.8 points per contest while giving up 62.8 per game. Virginia Tech has an overall mark of 15-3. They are averaging 78.7 points per contest and giving up 61.9, which is a point differential of 16.7.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 11-8-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 8-11-0 against the over/under
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
01/22/19 F P.J. Horne Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G Chris Clarke Suspension is out for season
01/07/19 G Landers Nolley II Eligibility is out for season
Tyus Battle comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Elijah Hughes averages 15.3 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker averages 18.3 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Kerry Blackshear Jr. averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 71.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 224th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 260th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 268th in the nation. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 109th and 207th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 283rd with 12.1 per game. The Orange allow 62.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 267th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 248th place in Division 1. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 306th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 64th in the country with 78.7 points per game this year. They are 10th in Division 1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 16.7. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the nation. They are 320th in the NCAA in rebounding with 32.6 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 16.9. The Hokies are 311th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Hokies surrender 61.9 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 76th and 211th in those defensive statistics. They rank 137th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 29.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hokies are 296th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Orange have an offensive rating of 105.1, which is ranked 147th. They are 277th in college basketball in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 239th. As a unit they are 230th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 79th in D-1. Syracuse is 268th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia Tech is 267th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Hokies are 2nd in the country in offensive rating with 119.2. In terms of pace they are 335th in Division 1 with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 60th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -7
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