Virginia Cavaliers vs. Syracuse Orange, Atlantic Coast conference game. The number two of the nation seek another important victory to ensure the leadership of the conference and looking for a possible first place in the poll AP. The Cavaliers have had a good season on the road, just a defeat but with high chances of continuing to improve the record. The Orange are not the best in the conference, but they have maintained a steady positive overall record and at home. The game will be key in the spreads for both teams.
Virginia Cavaliers: Time of the first place.
The Cavaliers know that there is very little left for March 19, a key date for the NCAABK and the aspirations of the top 10 teams to the title. All victories are important this month, on the road the record is 9-1. The only defeat was against another conference rival Duke 70-72. In the last five games the Cavaliers have won all the games bluntly against rivals on the road conference. The overall record is 26-2 so far.
On the road the Cavaliers are scoring an average of 70.6 points per game, 26.33 FG Points, 66.7% free throw shots, 7.44 three pointers and 13.11 assists. The defense allows only 58.5 points, 21.56 FG points and 6.00 three pointers.
The record on the road is strong with 9-1-0, similar to the number of games won on the road. In the last five games the record is 4-1-0 in the spread, the team could not complete the points against NC State -6.5 in the spread. The Cavaliers have been underdogs twice in the season, against Duke and North Carolina.
Syracuse Orange: We are not afraid.
The Orange at home have a positive record with thirteen wins and only five defeats. The last game at home was a defeat against Duke 65-75. The other four losses were against Old Dominion 62-68, Buffalo 59-71, Georgia Tech 59-73 and FSU 62-80. The record in the conference is 10-6, the Orange is the sixth team with ten or more wins in the conference. The overall record is 19-10 so far.
At home the Orange are scoring an average of 69.3 points per game, 23.36 FG points, 67.8% free throw shots, 7.33 three pointers and 12.94 assists. The defense allows up to 59.7 points, 20.83 FG points with 7.94 three pointers. The last game at home against the Cavaliers was last year, the game was a 44-59 defeat.
The ATS record at home barely stays positive with 10-8-0. The Orange have had problems to win solid games at home. This season the Orange have been underdogs only against Duke and now against the Cavaliers. The average points at home is -10.2 in the spread.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Virginia Cavaliers vs. Syracuse Orange 03/04/2019 is: take the Virginia Cavaliers -6.5 (Point Spread).
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