The Syracuse Orange and the Virginia Tech Hokies meet in college basketball action from the Cassell Coliseum on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Virginia Tech is listed as a 6.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -275. The total for this game is set at 140.5 points.
For Syracuse, John Bol Ajak is questionable with an upper body injury while Peter Carey is out for the season with a knee injury. For Virginia Tech, Rodney Rice is out indefinitely with a finger injury.
Syracuse’s 82-72 win back on January 11th, 2023, made it three straight wins for the home team in this matchup.
Syracuse is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a loss while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 home games. Virginia Tech is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record.
I’m sticking with Syracuse here. Virginia Tech’s picked up some decent wins here and there and I think have had some bad luck over the course of conference play, but bad luck or not, they’re not a team I’m looking to lay this many points with right now when Syracuse has been more than respectable in their road performances this season. I just think this is a 3-4 point game at the very most, so I’ll take Syracuse and the free buckets in this one.