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Syracuse Enters Elite 8 Red-Hot ATS

The Syracuse Orange, this year's Cinderella team, will face a tough task in the Elite 8 when they face the No.1 seeded Virginia Cavaliers Sunday. The Orange have been great for bettors recently, as the team has gone 6-1 ATS in their past seven games while going 3-1 ATS as underdogs in that span.

Shark Bites
  • Virginia is 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS against Syracuse since the start of 2014.
  • The UNDER is 3-0 in Syracuse’s three games during the NCAA Tournament.
  • Malcolm Brogdon had 21 points, five rebounds and three assists against Syracuse earlier this season.

These two ACC schools met once earlier this season in a game that saw Virginia come up victorious by a score of 73-65. However, the normally stringent defense of the Cavaliers allowed Michael Gbinije and Malachi Richardson to combine for 47 points while shooting 11-of-19 from beyond the arc.

Syracuse went down to the wire with Gonzaga in the Sweet 16, with the Gbinije netting the game-winning layup with just 22 seconds left. Though Syracuse has made it this far in the tourney, this will be the first time they face a team seeded higher than seventh when they played Dayton in the first round.

Virginia continues to make it look relatively easy during March Madness with an average scoring margin of +19.0 points. Anthony Gill continues to quietly put up a case for Most Outstanding Player as the senior has averaged 20.3 points and 7.7 rebounds while shooting over 70 percent during the tournament.

Syracuse Orange vs Virginia Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Virginia Cavaliers battles the Syracuse Orange, currently sitting with a 22-13 mark (19-15 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 15-19 for the Virginia Cavaliers and 17-17 for the Syracuse Orange.

The Virginia Cavaliers sit at No. 22 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Syracuse Orange sit at No. 153 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Virginia's No. 174-ranked offense, averaging 71.22 PPG, against a Orange defense that ranks No. 23 at 64.69 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 49.29% so far, more than the Orange marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.67% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Orange got 20 points from Michael Gbinije as Syracuse ran past Gonzaga 63-60 on Friday at United Center.

Virginia earned a 84-71 victory over Iowa State on Friday, getting 23 points from Anthony Gill at United Center.