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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.

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