Syracuse at Virginia Tech Prediction - Basketball Picks 1/28/23

Virginia Tech Hokies (12-8) vs Syracuse Orange (13-8)

Game Info: Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Virginia Tech Hokies -7 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Syracuse Orange and Virginia Tech face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Cassell Coliseum. When these two teams faced off on January 11th it was Syracuse that secured the 82-72 victory. 

Syracuse Betting Preview

Syracuse comes into this game with a 13-8 record and they have gone 12-9 against the spread. In the last game against North Carolina, the offense scored 68 points, but the defense gave up four goals and that led to the four point defeat. Syracuse is averaging 75.2 points while their defense is giving up 70 points per game. The offense is ranked 99th in the league while the defense is ranked 205th. Joseph Girad III is averaging 17.5 points while shooting 41.4 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from behind the three point line. 

Virginia Tech Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Virginia Tech who sits with a 12-8 record overall and they have gone 7-13 against the spread. In the last game against Duke, Virginia Tech scored 78 points and that was enough to secure the victory. Two games ago against Clemson, Virginia Tech scored only 50 points and that led to the one point defeat. Virginia Tech is averaging 72.8 points while their defense is giving up 66.1 points per game. The defense is ranked 85th in the league. Sean Pedulla is averaging 15.9 points while shooting 41.9 percent from the field and 33.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

Syracuse vs Virginia Tech Trends

The Orange are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 road games against a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600. The over is 4-0 in Syracuse’s last four games on Saturday. The over is 9-1 in Syracuse’s last 10 games following an against the spread win. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The Virginia Tech winning the last game against Duke has changed their entire season. Virginia Tech scored 78 points, and the Syracuse defense has been an issue giving up 70 points per game. Virginia Tech is going to score at least 75 points here again and that is going to be enough to get the job done. Back Virginia Tech against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Virginia Tech -7

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