Virginia vs. Syracuse Prediction
Is the under a good bet on Saturday when Syracuse hosts Virginia this afternoon? Tip-off in this ACC matchup is set for 4:00 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Virginia. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Cavaliers are 5.5-point road favorites to beat the Orange, who opened as 7-point home underdogs before the line moved. The total, meanwhile, sits at 114 and that's what it opened at.
Who Public Bettors Like: Virginia. As of Saturday morning, 58% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cavaliers to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 54% of the betting tickets are on the under.
Who We Like: The under. IN the Cavaliers' last 55 road games, the under is 37-16-2. In their last 68 games overall, the under is 46-21-1. In their last 51 conference games, the under is 34-16-1. The under, more times than not, is a great bet when the defensive-minded Virginia takes the court.
On the other side, the under is 5-1 in the Orange's last six home games, is 18-7-3 in their last 28 home games versus an opponent with a road winning percentage greater than .600 and is 5-2 in their last seven games following an ATS loss.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: VIRGINIA/SYRACUSE UNDER 114