Virginia at Syracuse NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/4/2019
Monday, March 4, 2019
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The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Monday, March 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 7 point favorites.
Virginia heads into this matchup with a mark of 26-2. They currently have a point differential of 17.7 as they are averaging 71.9 points per contest while giving up 54.1 per game. Syracuse has an overall mark of 19-10. They are averaging 70.6 points per contest and giving up 64.8, which is a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 21-7-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 17-12-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 11-18-0 against the over/under
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
De'Andre Hunter comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Kyle Guy averages 15.1 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Tyus Battle averages 17.7 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Elijah Hughes averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia averages 71.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 203rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 17.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 33rd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 4th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 180th and 100th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 350th with 9.2 per game. The Cavaliers allow 54.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 8.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in Division 1. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 235th in the country with 70.6 points per game this year. They are 263rd in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 289th in the nation. They are 198th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.2 boards per game, and 262nd in assists per contest with 12.4. The Orange are 264th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Orange surrender 64.8 points per contest, which ranks them 31st in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 36th in those defensive statistics. They rank 285th with 14.7 assists allowed per contest and 284th with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 322nd in country in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game.
The Cavaliers are 7th in the nation in offensive rating with 116.8. In terms of pace they are 350th in the country with 61.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 28th. As a team they are 22nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 201st in Division 1. Virginia is 339th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 239th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 166th in the country in offensive rating with 104.1. In terms of pace they are 268th in Division 1 with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 250th. As a team they are 253rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 79th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Virginia/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Syracuse +7
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