Syracuse vs Virginia Tech Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia Tech -4
The Syracuse Orange head to Cassell Coliseum to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 4 point favorites.
Syracuse heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-7. They currently have a point differential of 8.0 as they are averaging 73.2 points per contest while giving up 65.2 per game. Virginia Tech has an overall mark of 13-4. They are averaging 71.9 points per contest and giving up 61.8, which is a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 6-11-0 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 10-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 10-7-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 6-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/20/19 G Jalen Carey Thumb is out for season
01/06/20 F Robert Braswell Leg is out for season
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/05/19 G Jonathan Kabongo Back is out indefinitely
Buddy Boeheim averages 15.6 points per contest in 35.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 2.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Elijah Hughes comes into this game averaging 19.5 points per contest while playing 37.7 minutes per night. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Tyrece Radford averages 9.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 23.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Landers Nolley II scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange allow 65.2 points per contest which is 85th in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 56th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 241st, and they allow 16.5 assists per game which puts them in 334th place in D-1. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 158th in Division 1. Syracuse averages 73.2 points per contest, which is 132nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 151st. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 43rd in the nation. They average 36.1 boards per contest and 16.4 assists per game, which ranks them 175th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 282nd with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hokies give up 61.8 points per game, which ranks them 39th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 52nd and 80th in those defensive statistics. They rank 191st with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 188th with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Hokies are 92nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest. Virginia Tech is 169th in the country with 71.9 points per contest this season. They are 150th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 42nd in the country. They are 191st in the nation in rebounding with 35.6 boards per contest and 48th in assists per game with 15.5. The Hokies are 350th in turnovers per contest with 9.6.
The Orange have an offensive rating of 108.3, which is ranked 47th. They are 305th in college basketball in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 70th. As a unit they are 63rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in D-1. Syracuse is 256th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia Tech is 346th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions. The Hokies are 60th in the country in offensive rating with 107.7. In terms of pace they are 309th in Division 1 with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 67th. As a team they are 81st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 13th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Syracuse +4 and over 135.5 total points
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