Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 1/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
The Virginia Tech Hokies (12-8) are hosting the Syracuse Orange (13-8) at Cassell Coliseum on Saturday.
The Syracuse Orange faced North Carolina and ended up losing by a score of 72-68 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Orange ended up with 17 while North Carolina had 11 fouls. They also converted 6 of their 16 shots from beyond the arc. North Carolina shot 60.9% at the charity stripe by converting 14 of 23 shots. On top of that, North Carolina collected 24 boards (3 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. North Carolina distributed 20 assists and had 9 steals for the game. In the matter of defending, Syracuse let their opponent shoot 44.8% from the floor on 26 of 58 shooting. They also distributed 12 dimes in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 3 steals. In reference to getting rebounds, they earned 31 with 4 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Orange made 2 of their 3 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Syracuse wrapped up the game having earned a 50.9% field goal percentage (29 out of 57) and converted 8 of their 18 shots from 3-point land.
Joseph Girard is a player who was important in this contest. He accumulated 18 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He played for 37 mins played and totaled 4 boards. He finished the contest at 53.8% from the field and distributed 5 dimes.
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Syracuse comes into this one with a mark of 13-8 for the year. They cough up possession 11.5 times per contest and as a group they are committing 14.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Syracuse is pulling in 36.3 boards per game and has 319 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 50th in the nation in terms of passing. The Orange are connecting on 37.0% on shots from beyond the arc (135 of 365) and 73.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 75.2 pts per game (105th in the country) while going 46.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Orange are forcing 13.4 turnovers every game and they draw 16.4 personal fouls. They are 360th in college basketball in allowing assists with 371 surrendered for the year. The Orange defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 41.1% (530 of 1,291) and they relinquish 36.3 boards per game as a team. They concede 33.5% on shots from downtown and they rank 206th in college hoops in points per game allowed (70.0).
The last time they took the court, the Virginia Tech Hokies got the victory with a final of 78-75 when they faced Duke. When it comes to rebounding, Virginia Tech allowed Duke to collect 28 in total (8 on the offensive glass). They went 39.1% from 3-point land by shooting 9 of 23 and ended up shooting 8 of 12 from the charity stripe (66.7%). The Hokies allowed Duke to knock down 29 of their 60 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 48.3% in the matchup. When the game finished, the Hokies went 28 out of 49 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 57.1%. Regarding 3-point shots, Virginia Tech converted 10 out of their 19 attempts (52.6%). They were able to knock down 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 63.2%. Duke committed 17 fouls in the matchup which took the Hokies to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while recording 5 steals for this game. The Hokies pulled down 19 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards for a total of 24 in this contest.
Grant Basile was important for the Hokies in the matchup. He earned 24 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and tallied 2 assists in this matchup. He buried 10 out of 15 for the matchup for a rate of 66.7%, and tallied 8 rebounds.
Virginia Tech has a record of 12-8 for the campaign. The Hokies have committed 15.7 personal fouls per game and they hit 73.7% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.7 times per game (84th in Division 1) and they turn it over 10.2 times per contest. Virginia Tech has totaled 1,457 points so far this season (72.9 per contest) and they collect 35.3 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Hokies are shooting 46.4% from the floor, which is 82nd in Division 1.
The Virginia Tech defense concedes 31.6% on shots from beyond the arc (133 of 421) and opponents are making 71.2% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 11.5 assists and 34.1 boards per contest, ranking them 101st and 174th in those categories. The Hokies on defense are ranked 86th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 66.1. They are able to force 11.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.9% from the floor (108th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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