Virginia Tech Hokies vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 1/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia Tech (-13)
Carrier Dome is the venue where and the Syracuse Orange (8-4) will take on the Virginia Tech Hokies (11-2) on Saturday. Syracuse opens this game as 13-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 131.
Virginia Tech will play this game with a win-loss record of 11-2 for the season. They are giving up possession 12.2 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16.2 fouls every game. As a unit, Virginia Tech is snagging 35.6 boards per game and has 168 dimes this season, which has them ranked 150th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Hokies are hitting 34.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (106 of 304) and 70.3% from the free throw line. They average 74.3 pts per game (129th in Division 1) while going 45.9% from the field. When they are on defense, the Hokies have forced 12.6 turnovers every game while drawing 18.8 fouls. The Hokies are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 41.6% (301 of 723) and they surrender 31.2 boards per game as a team. They are 130th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 139 conceded this season. They concede 32.9% on three-point shots and they rank 55th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (64.7).
The Virginia Tech Hokies took the court against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and earned the victory with a final of 64-60 in their last contest. Virginia Tech ended the contest having earned a 47.8% field goal percentage (22 out of 46) and buried 4 out of their 18 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Hokies buried 16 of 23 attempts for a rate of 69.6%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 26 with 6 of them being offensive. They also doled out 10 assists for the contest while having 5 steals and 9 blocks. In reference to defending, Virginia Tech allowed 47.8% from the floor on 22 of 46 shooting. Wake Forest recorded 8 dimes and had 10 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Demon Deacons snagged 28 rebounds (9 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 9 rejections. Wake Forest ended up going 60.0% at the free throw line by burying 9 of their 15 shots. They converted 7 of 23 shots from three-point range.
Tyrece Radford is a player who was a major contributor in this contest. He recorded 20 points on 6 out of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 32 mins played and pulled down 4 rebounds. Radford finished the contest at 85.7% from the field and also earned 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a factor in the game for the Hokies was Hunter Cattoor. He grabbed 2 rebounds and also tallied 2 dimes. He finished 71.4% from the field for the game by connecting on 5-of-7 (13 points). When the final whistle was blown, Cattoor was on the hardwood for 26 min.
Syracuse has a mark of 8-4 this season. The Orange are responsible for committing 14.8 fouls every game and they hit 78.6% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 17.7 times per contest (19th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 12.0 times per game. Syracuse has totaled 954 pts on the campaign (79.5 per game) and they pull in 38.3 boards per contest. As an offense, the Orange are connecting on 44.7% from the floor, which is ranked 164th in college hoops. The Orange are ranked 177th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 70.1. They have allowed 16.1 assists and 38.8 total boards per game, which has them ranked 319th and 305th in those categories. The Syracuse defense surrenders 28.7% on shots from distance (96 of 335) and their opponents are making 73.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 15.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 39.9% from the floor (52nd in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Syracuse Orange went home victorious with a score of 83-57 against the Miami Hurricanes. The Orange were able to collect 23 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in the game. They rejected 5 shots while earning 11 steals for the game. The Hurricanes had 12 fouls for this contest which got the Orange to the free throw line for a total of 11 shots. They were able to make 9 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 81.8%. With respect to three-point shots, Syracuse made 10 of their 25 tries (40.0%). When all was said and done, the Orange shot 32 out of 61 from the field which had them at 52.5%. The Orange permitted the Hurricanes to convert 22 of 56 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.3% for this game. They finished the game shooting 16.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 4 of 25 and finished the game at 9 of 13 at the free throw line (69.2%). In the matter of rebounds, Syracuse allowed Miami to get 29 in all (8 offensive).
Joseph GirardI ended up having an impact for the Orange in the matchup. He converted 8 out of 15 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, which got him 23 points. GirardI had 2 boards in his 39 mins and had 4 assists in the matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Syracuse was Buddy Boeheim. He ended up with 23 points in 35 minutes played via 9 of 16 from the floor for this game. Boeheim walked away from this one going 56.3% from the floor and also collecting 3 assists and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Syracuse (+13) and over 131 points
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