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Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Line and Trends Report

Syracuse Orange

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Virginia Tech Hokies
Saturday, January 03, 2015 12:00 PM ET
Cassell Coliseum

Virginia Tech looks to cover the Hokies-Orange pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 8-5 mark when they host Syracuse in college basketball betting action.

Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Tech Hokies Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Virginia Tech sat as 8.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link

Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Syracuse Orange will look to cover the spread vs the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, as the Orange are 6-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hokies are 3-4 ATS. Syracuse is 6-3 against the total, while Virginia Tech is 2-2 versus the total betting line.

This game puts the Virginia Tech Hokies, most recently No. 287 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Syracuse Orange, who rate No. 60 in the latest survey.

How Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Tech Hokies Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Syracuse is ranked No. 35 in NCAA basketball at 39.23 per game. Contrast that with Virginia Tech's No. 215 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Virginia Tech is the No. 137-ranked team in the country at 6.15 per game, while Syracuse rates No. 242 at 4.38 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Orange grabbed a 61-44 win over the Big Red on Wednesday, behind a 19-point effort from Rakeem Christmas at Carrier Dome.

Virginia Tech was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by West Virginia and falling by a 82-51 score at WVU Colliseum.

Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Odds Trends

Syracuse is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Syracuse's last 7 games
Syracuse is 12-3-1 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Syracuse is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Virginia Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Syracuse

Next Betting Matchups

Syracuse at Georgia Tech, Wednesday, January 7th
Virginia Tech at Florida State, Tuesday, January 6th

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