Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
The Syracuse Orange (13-11) are on their way to Cassell Coliseum on Saturday where they will play the Virginia Tech Hokies (14-10).
The Syracuse Orange faced off with Boston College and walked away with a win by a score of 73-64 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Orange ended up walking away with 14 while Boston College totaled 16 fouls. They also buried 6 out of their 28 tries from distance. Boston College finished shooting 66.7% at the free throw line by making 4 of their 6 tries. On top of that, Boston College grabbed 41 boards (14 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Boston College distributed 15 assists and had 7 steals in this game. With regard to defense, Syracuse allowed 37.5% from the floor on 27 of 72 shooting. They also doled out 9 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and having 5 steals. With regard to rebounding, they collected 36 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Orange made 14 of their 16 tries for a rate of 87.5%. Syracuse ended the game with a 39.3% field goal percentage (24 out of 61) and converted 11 of their 24 shots from downtown.
Cole Swider is a guy who was a factor in the game. He accumulated 21 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 40 mins and also collected 8 rebounds. He finished 54.5% from the field and also totaled 2 dimes.
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Syracuse enters this contest with a win-loss record of 13-11 for the season. They are losing possession via turnover 11.3 times per contest and as a team they are committing 13.8 fouls every game. As a unit, Syracuse is pulling down 36.2 boards per game and has accumulated 360 assists on the year, which ranks 48th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Orange are shooting 38.0% on shots from downtown (214 of 563) and 72.9% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 78.2 pts per contest (30th in the nation) while going 45.8% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Orange are forcing 12.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.7 personal fouls. They are conceding 34.0% on three-point shots and they are ranked 315th in college basketball in opponents PPG (74.7). The Orange defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 42.8% (643 of 1,502) and they surrender 36.7 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 358th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 446 relinquished on the season.
In their last game, the Virginia Tech Hokies went home victorious with a score of 74-47 against Pittsburgh. The Hokies pulled down 26 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the matchup. They also turned it over 8 times, while earning 6 steals for the game. Pittsburgh committed 14 personal fouls in this contest which got the Hokies to the charity stripe for 6 shots. They were able to make 3 of the free throws for a clip of 50.0%. When discussing shots from distance, Virginia Tech knocked down 13 of their 27 tries (48.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Hokies finished shooting 29 for 55 from the field which had them sitting at 52.7%. The Hokies allowed Pittsburgh to knock down 15 of 40 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.5% in this contest. They went 50.0% from downtown by hitting 10 out of 20 and finished the game at 7 out of 9 at the free throw line (77.8%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Virginia Tech allowed Pittsburgh to get 18 overall (0 on the offensive side).
Hunter Cattoor ended up being a major contributor for the Hokies in this contest. He earned 12 points in his 30 mins on the court and accumulated 3 dimes for the matchup. He made 5 out of 8 in this game for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and accumulated 6 rebounds.
Virginia Tech has a win-loss record of 14-10 so far this season. The Hokies have committed 14.6 fouls per contest and they go 73.3% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 14.5 times per game (92nd in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.3 times per game. Virginia Tech has tallied 1,702 pts so far this year (70.9 per contest) and they average 31.7 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Hokies are connecting on 47.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 25th in D-1.
The Virginia Tech defense gives up 32.4% on shots from beyond the arc (156 of 481) and their opponents are converting on 75.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 11.3 assists and 30.0 boards every game, ranking them 75th and 14th in college basketball. The Hokies defensively are ranked 22nd in college basketball in PPG given up with 62.0. They are forcing 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.5% from the floor (165th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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