Syracuse hits the hardwood in Virginia
The Syracuse Orange and the Virginia Cavaliers will meet in a key ACC battle on the college basketball betting lines on Saturday as they hit the floor at John Paul Jones Arena.
Syracuse and Virginia are jockeying for top spot in the ACC standings, and the new conference rivals will be meeting for the first time since 2008 when the Orange pulled out a 73-70 victory at home but failed to cover the big 14-point spread.
Virginia will face the 26-2 Orange, who own a 15-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 9-15-1 on the OU so far this season while the Orange are 7-16-1.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Virginia Cavaliers as -4-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
This game puts the Cavaliers, most recently No. 17 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Orange, who rate No. 88 in the latest survey.
Syracuse was a 57-55 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Maryland. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Tyler Ennis scored 20 points leading the Orange to a 57-55 victory over Maryland at Comcast Center on Monday.
Virginia was a 65-40 winner in their most recent outing at home against Miami. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Cavaliers blew out Miami on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 65-40 win at John Paul Jones Arena.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Virginia's No. 104-rated squad against Syracuse's No. 136-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Virginia rates No. 179 in the country with 5.48 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 213 nationally with 5.04 per match.
A few Orange at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Syracuse is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Syracuse's last 5 games
Syracuse is 9-1-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Virginia is 13-3 ATS in its last 16 games
Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 6 games
Virginia is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Syracuse home to Georgia Tech, Tuesday, March 4th
Virginia at Maryland, Sunday, March 9th