Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Syracuse Orange, ACC Conference game. The Hokies at home have an impeccable record, victories for the regular season and for the conference. The only problem is that the Hokies have two defeats in the conference and that has stopped them in their aspirations to great things this season. Syracuse is another story, they are slightly better positioned than the Hokies in the conference with only one loss in the conference but more overall losses.
Virginia Tech Hokies: Time to win.
At home the Hokies are solid, ten victories without defeats. The effectiveness at home is high, but in the conference the team has four wins and two defeats. The defeats in the conference were against North Carolina 103-82 and Virginia 81-59, both defeats on the road. The overall record is 15-3 so far, the best of the season has been the winning streak of nine games which ended with the loss against Virginia.
At home the Hokies are scoring an average of 83.8 points per game, 29.90 FG points, 75.1% free throw shots and 11.30 three pointers per game. The defense is good and they allow only 55.1 points per game, 19.10 FG points and 6.90 three pointers.
Alexander-Walker is the best scorer in conference games with 18.0 points per game, Blackshear jr. 15.2, Hill 13.7 and Robinson 11.3. The ATS record is 6-4-0 at home, 0-2-0 in the last two games. The average line of points to cover at home is -24.3 points in the season.
Syracuse Orange: Best position.
The Orange on the road has not lost games, but few have been the victories. Only three victories on the road this season, two of those victories were against conference teams (Duke and Notre Dame). 4-1 in the last five games, three wins at home in four games and the loss was on the road against Georgia Tech 73-59. The record in the conference is 5-1, overall 14-5.
The last game on the road with the Hokies was in 2016 with a victory for the Hokies 83-73. The overall record against the Hokies is 6-1 in favor of Syracuse.
On the road the team is scoring an average of 63-6 points per game, 22.29 FG points, 66.1% free throw shots and 8.43 three pointers. The defense allows up to 70.0 points per game, 25.14 FG Points and 6.29 three pointers.
The best Syracuse players in the conference are Tyus Battle 17.3 points per game, Hughes 16.3 points, Brissett 12.5 points, Howard 10.5 and Boeheim 6.2 points. In the ATS the record is 3-0-0, only a point spread with -1.5 against Notre Dame.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Syracuse Orange 01/26/2019 is: take the Virginia Tech Hokies -6.0 (Point Spread).
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