Virginia vs Syracuse Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Monday, January 30, 2023

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The Virginia Cavaliers (16-3, 8-2 ACC) will try to build on a six-game winning run when visiting the Syracuse Orange (13-9, 6-5 ACC) on Monday, January 30, 2023 at JMA Wireless Dome. It airs at 7:00 PM ET.

Virginia is a 5-point favorite against Syracuse when the Cavaliers hit the court against the Orange on Monday. The game’s point total is 133.

Virginia vs. Syracuse Odds

Point Spread for Virginia vs. Syracuse

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with oddsmakers listing Virginia as the favorite.

Virginia vs. Syracuse Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Virginia has -217 odds to pick up the win, while Syracuse is listed at +178 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 133 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, January 30, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Syracuse, New York
  • Arena: JMA Wireless Dome

Virginia vs. Syracuse Betting Trends

Against the spread, Virginia is 8-11-0 this year. The Cavaliers have come away with 11 wins in the 13 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Virginia has eclipsed the over/under in 50% of its opportunities this year (11 times over 22 games with a set point total).

In Syracuse’s 22 games this year, it has 12 wins against the spread. The Orange have won two of the eight games they were the moneyline underdog this season (25%). Syracuse’s games this season have hit the over on 13 of 22 set point totals (59.1%).

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Virginia vs. Syracuse Key Players to Watch


Kihei Clark is tops on the Cavaliers at 5.8 assists per contest, while also putting up 2.7 rebounds and 11.3 points. Armaan Franklin leads the Cavaliers with 13.1 points per game and 4.7 rebounds, while also posting 1.3 assists. Reece Beekman posts 9.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per contest. At the other end, he puts up 1.4 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Jayden Gardner averages a team-high 4.7 rebounds per contest. He is also posting 10.5 points and 0.5 assists, shooting 52.6% from the field.


Jesse Edwards is posting a team-leading 10.3 rebounds per contest. And he is delivering 13.4 points and 1.5 assists, making 59.5% of his shots from the floor. Judah Mintz is posting a team-leading 4.5 assists per contest. He’s also contributing 15.2 points and 2.4 rebounds, hitting 43% of his shots from the field. Joseph Girard III is the Orange’s top scorer (17 points per game) and assist man (3.2), and contributes 2.8 rebounds. Benny Williams gives the Orange 6.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1 assists per contest. He also averages 0.7 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Virginia Cavaliers

Virginia has compiled a 5-5-0 ATS record in conference action so far this year. The Cavaliers have been lifted by their defense, as they rank ninth-best in the country by giving up only 60.1 points per game. They rank 202nd in college basketball in points scored (70.6 per contest). Virginia is pulling down 30 rebounds per game (277th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 27.8 rebounds per contest (27th-ranked).

Offensively the Cavaliers have played better at home this year, averaging 70 points per game, compared to 69.3 per game on the road. Virginia ranks 23rd-best in college basketball with a three-point shooting percentage of 38.2%. It ranks 136th in college basketball by sinking 7.9 three-pointers per contest. The Cavaliers are 178th in the nation with 7.2 treys allowed per game so far this season. Meanwhile, they rank 246th with a 34.6% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.

The Cavaliers are 5-5 against the spread and 8-2 overall in their past 10 games. Six of Virginia’s past 10 games have gone over the total. Virginia has seen a downturn in scoring recently, putting up 70.4 points per game in its last 10 outings, 0.2 points fewer than the 70.6 it has scored this season. Virginia’s defense has been less stingy lately, as the team has given up 61 points per game during its last 10 compared to the 60.1 points per game its opponents average this season.

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What you need to know about the Syracuse Orange

Syracuse has won seven games against the spread this year in conference play, while failing to cover four times. The Orange are 109th in the country in points scored (75 per game) and 218th in points conceded (70.7). With 32.5 rebounds per game and 32 rebounds allowed, Syracuse is 155th and 247th in the nation, respectively.

At home, the Orange average 79.8 points per game. Away, they average 67.1. At 6.5 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 36.9% from downtown, Syracuse is 277th and 49th in the nation, respectively, in those categories. The Orange are the second-worst squad in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (9.6 per game) and 208th in 3-point percentage defensively (34%).

The Orange have a 6-4 record against the spread while going 5-5 overall in their last 10 contests. Eight of Syracuse’s last 10 games have gone over the total. While Syracuse is posting 75 points per game in 2022-23, it has bettered that mark in its previous 10 games, amassing 75.3 a contest. While the Orange are giving up 70.7 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their last 10 games, allowing 73.8 points per contest.

Virginia vs. Syracuse Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Virginia, and we predict that Syracuse will cover the spread (Virginia -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 133 points.

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How to bet Virginia vs. Syracuse

You can bet on Virginia vs. Syracuse at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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