Virginia vs. Syracuse - 1/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Syracuse Orange (13-7) at Virginia Cavaliers (13-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm (John Paul Jones Arena)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 127 See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers and Syracuse Orange face off on Sunday in ACC college basketball action.
The Virginia Cavaliers are 14-4 this season but they are 2-3 in their last five games. Virginia is averaging 72.9 points per game and they are shooting 49.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.2 points per game and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Malcolm Brogdon leads the Cavs averaging 16.8 points per game. Anthony Gill is averaging 14.8 points and 6.1 rebounds, London Perrantes is averaging 11.7 points, and Mike Tobey is averaging 7.5 points. Virginia just hasn’t had the defense we have come to expect from them but they are unbeaten at home this season at 9-0.
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The Syracuse Orange are 13-7 this season but they have won their last three games. Syracuse is averaging 70.7 points per game and they are shooting 41.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.3 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Michael Gbinije leads the Orange averaging 17.1 points per game. Trevor Cooney is averaging 14 points, Malachi Richardson is averaging 12.9 points, and Tyler Roberson is averaging 10.2 points and 9.1 assists. Syracuse is 2-4 on the road and 3-4 in the ACC.
Virginia is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Syracuse is 8-23-2 against the spread against the ACC and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage greater than .600.
This one should be low scoring so the under looks to be a solid play.