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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Hokies underdogs vs Orange at Virginia Tech

Syracuse OrangeVirginia Tech Hokies
14-0January 07, 2014, 09:00 | Cassell Coliseum8-5



Syracuse pays a visit to Virginia Tech on Tuesday, hoping to send the Hokies to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Cassell Coliseum.

The Hokies are 8-5 so far on the season, and 5-3 ATS vs. the number. The Orange, meanwhile, are 14-0 and 7-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Virginia Tech go 2-5 and the Orange go 6-4 on the totals.

View Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds and Stats.

The Orange were listed as -12-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hokies at No. 225 and the Orange at No. 16 heading into this contest.

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Syracuse was a 49-44 winner in their most recent outing at home against Miami. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. The Orange grabbed a 49-44 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from C.J. Fair at Carrier Dome.

Virginia Tech was an 82-66 winner in its last match at home against MD-Eastern Shore. Virginia Tech earned an 82-66 victory over MD-Eastern Shore on Tuesday, getting 17 points from Jarell Eddie at Cassell Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Orange rank No. 174 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.07 per game. That compares with Virginia Tech’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Virginia Tech is college basketball's No. 12-ranked team at 8.69 per game, while the Orange rate No. 179 with 5.5 per game.

Next up:
Syracuse home to North Carolina, Saturday, January 11th
Virginia Tech at Boston College, Saturday, January 11th

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