Virginia Tech vs Syracuse Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/7/2020
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse -3
The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 3 point favorites.
Virginia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 10-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.4 as they are averaging 71.7 points per game while giving up 61.4 per contest. Syracuse has an overall mark of 8-6. They are averaging 74.4 points per contest and giving up 66.9, which is a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 5-9-0 against the over/under
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 4-10-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 9-5-0 against the over/under
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/05/19 G Jonathan Kabongo Back is out indefinitely
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/20/19 G Jalen Carey Thumb is out indefinitely
Landers Nolley II comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Nahiem Alleyne averages 9.6 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Elijah Hughes averages 19.7 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Buddy Boeheim averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.0 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech averages 71.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 188th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 150th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 29th in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 190th and 52nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 349th with 9.7 per game. The Hokies allow 61.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 70th and 100th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 159th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 229th place in Division 1. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 121st in the country with 74.4 points per game this year. They are 151st in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 57th in the nation. They are 196th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 17.6. The Orange are 285th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Orange surrender 66.9 points per contest, which ranks them 131st in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 43rd and 104th in those defensive statistics. They rank 331st with 16.4 assists allowed per contest and 244th with 36.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 164th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 108.1, which is ranked 60th. They are 321st in college basketball in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 65th. As a unit they are 97th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in D-1. Virginia Tech is 343rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 264th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 39th in the country in offensive rating with 109.6. In terms of pace they are 283rd in Division 1 with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 66th. As a team they are 53rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 11th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Virginia Tech/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse -3
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