The Syracuse Orange and Virginia Cavaliers tip off Atlantic Coast Conference action on Saturday. The Orange (5-2), who have won two consecutive games, rolled to an 80-57 win over LSU on Tuesday. The Cavaliers (6-1), who have a 15-game winning streak in ACC openers, including 14-0 under coach Tony Bennett, are coming off a 59-47 win over 14th-ranked Texas A&M on Wednesday. Tipoff from John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va., is set for noon ET.
The Cavaliers are 11-point favorites in the latest Syracuse vs. Virginia odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 129. Before entering any Syracuse vs. Virginia picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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The model has simulated Syracuse vs. Virginia 10,000 times and the results are in.
The model knows the Cavaliers have just two players averaging in double-figure scoring, led by senior guard Reece Beekman. He has scored 12 points or more in each of the past three games, including a 17-point and seven-assist effort in the loss to Wisconsin. In Wednesday's win over Texas A&M, he scored 12 points, dished out five assists, made three steals and had two blocks.
It is also aware the Orange are led by sophomore guard Judah Mintz, who is coming off a monster performance on Tuesday in an 80-57 win over LSU during the ACC/SEC Challenge. In that game, Mintz poured in 33 points, while grabbing five rebounds and dishing out four assists. For the season, he is averaging 20.4 points, 4.1 assists, three rebounds and 2.1 steals.
We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations!
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