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Hokies vs Orange College Hoops Game Preview

Virginia Tech HokiesSyracuse Orange
Nov 23, 9:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Syracuse Orange Odds


The Orange hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Virginia Tech Hokies pay a visit to Madison Square Garden on the college basketball betting menu.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Madison Square Garden).

Syracuse battles the Hokies, currently sitting with a 3-0 mark (1-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-1 for the Orange and 1-1 for the Hokies.

View Virginia Tech vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Orange in this one, they're listed as 7-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 87 (Orange) and the No. 164 (Hokies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 102-93 result in favor of the Orange has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Syracuse has the nation's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 90 PPG. The visiting Hokies defense ranks No. 17 allowing on average 54 PPG. The Orange FG% has averaged 49.3% so far, less than the Hokies marksmen have achieved on the year, 51.3% per game.

Defensively, Virginia Tech features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 nationally in scoring at home.

Virginia Tech won its last outing, a 78-63 result against Florida International on November 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 20-point favorite. Dorenzo Hudson poured in a team-high 31 points for Virginia Tech on Tuesday, as they defeated Florida International 78-63 at Cassell Coliseum.

In their last action, Syracuse was a 92-47 winner at home against Colgate. Syracuse cruised to victory on Saturday, running Colgate out of the gym and running up a 92-47 score at Carrier Dome.

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 3-3
After a win are 5-5

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 1-0
After playing Colgate are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Hokies at Orange trends to consider:
Syracuse is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Virginia Tech home to St. Bonaventure, Sunday, November 27
Syracuse home to Eastern Michigan, Tuesday, November 29