Syracuse Orange vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Free Prediction 01/18/20

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It figures to be a high-scoring affair as the Syracuse Orange (10-7, 3-3 ACC) head to Virginia Tech to play the Hokies (13-4, 4-2 ACC). Action begins at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Syracuse Orange at Virginia Tech Hokies ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Hokies were victorious over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 80-70, while the Orange easily got past the Boston College Eagles 76-50.

Syracuse dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.222 (below their season average of 0.245) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.593 (above their season average of 0.523). For those same stats, Boston College had marks of 0.066 and 0.377, respectively. The Hokies, meanwhile, forced 18 turnovers and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.573 (above their season average of 0.526). Tyrece Radford played well for Virginia Tech with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Syracuse, meanwhile, received a boost from Marek Dolezaj, who contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Landers Nolley II led the Hokies to a 67-63 victory. He put up 13 points and five rebounds. Virginia Tech’s 0.300 free throw rate was their biggest strength over Syracuse, who had a mark of 0.208.

It might turn into a high-scoring affair as two of the NCAA’s top offenses face off. Virginia Tech currently ranks 54th with 109.1 points per 100 possessions and Syracuse is 53rd (109.1).

Syracuse Orange at Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Syracuse, ATS Winner – Syracuse, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Virginia Tech averages 27.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 28th in the country. Syracuse ranks 270th in three pointers allowed per game (29.4).
  • The Orange rank 49th in blocks per game (4.4) while the Hokies rank 135th (2.8).
  • Virginia Tech ranks 154th in rebounds per game (35.6) while Syracuse ranks 186th in rebounds allowed per game (36.4).
  • The Hokies rank 41st in assists per game (15.5) while the Orange rank 242nd in assists allowed per game (16.5).
  • Virginia Tech ranks first in steals allowed per game (3.9) while Syracuse ranks 111th (6.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Orange’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.6, up from 8.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Hokies have scored an average of 70.0 points per game (1.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 58.6 points per game (3.2 below their season average).