Syracuse vs Virginia Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia -7.5
The Syracuse Orange travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 7.5 point favorites.
Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 8-7. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 73.7 points per game while giving up 66.9 per contest. Virginia has an overall mark of 11-3. They are averaging 55.7 points per contest and giving up 47.6, which is a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 4-11-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 9-6-0 against the over/under
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-10-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 5-9-0 against the over/under
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/20/19 G Jalen Carey Thumb is out indefinitely
01/06/20 F Robert Braswell Leg is out for season
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Buddy Boeheim averages 15.3 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Elijah Hughes comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Kihei Clark averages 9.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Mamadi Diakite averages 12.9 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 131st in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 44th and 90th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 239th, and they give up 16.7 assists per contest which puts them in 334th place in the NCAA. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 157th in the nation. Syracuse averages 73.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 131st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 144th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 57th in D-1. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 197th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 296th with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers surrender 47.6 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 35% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 7.6 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 29.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 111th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game. Virginia is 348th in the country with 55.7 points per game this year. They are 306th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 8.1. They shoot 27% from 3-point range, which is good for 344th in the nation. They are 232nd in the country in rebounding with 34.7 boards per game and 320th in assists per contest with 10.8. The Cavaliers are 287th in turnovers per game with 12.1.
The Orange have an offensive rating of 109.1, which is ranked 41st. They are 292nd in college basketball in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 74th. As a unit they are 62nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in D-1. Syracuse is 269th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 117th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 92.6, which is ranked 314th. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 60.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 316th. As a unit they are 322nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 173rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia -7.5
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