Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech - 2/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Tech Hokies (12-10) at Syracuse Orange (15-8)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Tech Hokies and Syracuse Orange meet Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome.
The Virginia Tech Hokies need a big victory to snap a four-game losing streak. The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 76.7 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 73.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Zach LeDay is averaging 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds while Seth Allen is averaging 14.1 points and 2.7 assists. Justin Bibbs is grabbing 2.4 rebounds and Justin Robinson is dishing 2.9 assists. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Hokies are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Virginia Tech Hokies have lost 13 of their last 15 road games.
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The Syracuse Orange hope to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 70.4 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 64.4 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Michael Gbinije is averaging 17.2 points and 4.5 assists while Trevor Cooney is averaging 13.7 points and 2.5 rebounds. Malachi Richardson is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Roberson is grabbing 8.9 rebounds. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Orange are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Syracuse Orange have won 12 of their last 18 home games.
The Hokies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Orange are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Virginia Tech has too long of a bad history on the road to trust against a solid and motivated Syracuse team that's starting to find its groove. I like the Orange by double digits.