The Virginia Cavaliers will face Syracuse Orange on Saturday afternoon for this ACC game. Virginia, ranked 11th in the country, was dropped to 10-3 after being annoyed by Pitt this week on the road. They have now lost two of their three games against the ACC schools, but they will want to avoid another loss to an opponent in today’s conference. Syracuse is 10-5, and they have a win over Lousiville on the road. Virginia has won all three of their previous encounters and they will try to keep their form at home, where they have won six out of seven games this year.
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Details of the match between Syracuse Orange and Virginia Cavaliers
Fixtures: Syracuse Orange @ Virginia Cavaliers
Date & Time: Saturday, January 7, 5:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: John Paul Jones Arena
Syracuse Orange vs. Key Stats. Virginia Cavaliers
Syracuse is solid on the offensive, scoring 107.7 points out of 100 possessions. Syracuse has a trio of reliable scorers in Joseph Girard III (16.7 PPG), Judah Mintz (15.8 PPG) and Jesse Edwards (13.9 PPG). Edwards leads the team in rebounds with a rate of 10.9 per game and his 3.1 saves are ranked third in the nation. Orange has a solid support-TO ratio of 1.3 and their only real weakness is that Edwards doesn’t get much help on the glass.
Virginia scores 110.6 points out of 100 ownership and their support-to-revenue ratio of 1.6 is impressive. Their point guard, Kihei Clark, leads the team in points (11.9 PPG) and losses (5.9 APG), and he joins seniors Jayden Gardner (11.4 PPG) and Armaan Franklin (11.0 PPG). The entire starting lineup can get the ball into the basket, and they like to play at a very slow, methodical pace. However, the Cavaliers have recently struggled to lose 3 of their previous 5 games and a big reason for this decline is that they cannot force a change of leg.
Bet Prediction Syracuse Orange vs. Virginia Cavaliers
No matter how good Virginia is, Syracuse doesn’t fall too far behind. The Cavaliers are leading 8-1 at home (6-1 against D1 schools), but they have only scored once at home this season. Going back to Orange here is at least for cover because Virginia hasn’t played well, and because the top lane is leading 7-1 ATS in the last eight head-to-head matches between these two.
Prediction: Syracuse +11 (-110)