Syracuse vs. Virginia Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 2022

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ACC foes will battle when the Syracuse Orange (3-0) meet the Virginia Cavaliers (2-1).

Syracuse vs. Virginia Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with bookmakers listing Syracuse as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Syracuse has -365 odds to pick up the win, while Virginia is listed at +282 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 54 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Syracuse vs. Virginia Live?

  • Game Day: Friday, September 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Syracuse, New York
  • Stadium: JMA Wireless Dome

Betting Preview


Syracuse ranks 75th in total offense (406.7 yards per game) and 48th in total defense (340.3 yards allowed per game) this year. Syracuse is compiling 37.0 points per game on offense (43rd in the FBS), and ranks 32nd on defense with 16.7 points allowed per game. Syracuse ranks 70th in pass offense (244.0 passing yards per game) and 86th in pass defense (242.0 passing yards allowed per game) this season. Syracuse is totaling 162.7 rushing yards per game on offense (70th in the FBS), and ranks 35th defensively with 98.3 rushing yards allowed per game. Despite having a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks 17th-worst in the FBS (47.5% third-down conversion rate), Syracuse has put up better results on the other side of the ball, ranking 49th in the FBS by putting up a 44.1% third-down percentage. Syracuse has forced six total turnovers (24th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over zero times (100th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +6, the fourth-best in college football.


In terms of total offense, Virginia ranks 72nd in the FBS (413.3 total yards per game) and 57th on defense (349.3 total yards allowed per contest). Virginia ranks 15th-worst in points per game (17.7), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 39th in the FBS with 18.3 points ceded per contest. From an offensive perspective, Virginia is putting up 236.7 passing yards per contest (79th-ranked). It ranks 47th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (197.0 passing yards given up per game). In terms of rushing, Virginia ranks 58th in the FBS on offense (176.7 rushing yards per game) and 82nd on defense (152.3 rushing yards allowed per game). Virginia is generating a 34.1% third-down conversion percentage on offense this season (101st-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up a 32.6% third-down rate (47th-ranked) on defense. With five forced turnovers (48th in the FBS) and eight turnovers committed (116th in the FBS) this season, Virginia ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -3.

Syracuse vs. Virginia Betting Analysis

Syracuse Betting Insights

Syracuse has covered the spread in each of its three games with a set spread. Syracuse is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 9.5-point favorites. This season, Syracuse games have hit the over twice. The Orange have been the moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and they won both of the games. The Orange have played as a moneyline favorite of -365 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.

Cavaliers Betting Insights

Virginia has yet to win a game against the spread this year (0-3-0). This season, not one Virginia’s games have hit the over. The Cavaliers lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Cavaliers have not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +282 odds on them winning this game.

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Syracuse vs. Virginia Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 55.0 57.5 50.0
Implied Total AVG 33.0 31.0 37.0
ATS Record 3-0-0 2-0-0 1-0-0
Over/Under Record 2-1-0 1-1-0 1-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 1-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-0 1-0 0-0


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.2 56.8 55.0
Implied Total AVG 34.0 36.0 30.0
ATS Record 0-3-0 0-2-0 0-1-0
Over/Under Record 0-3-0 0-2-0 0-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 2-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1

Players to Watch


  • Marlowe Wax has helped spur the Orange’s defense with 11 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in three games.
  • Mikel Jones has played three games, recording 10 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two sacks for the Orange.
  • Garrett Williams has helped spur the Orange’s defense with one interception to go along with 10 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one pass defended in three games.
  • With 1.0 sack to go along with six tackles, Steve Linton has helped carry the Orange’s defense over three games.


  • As a playmaker on defense, the Cavaliers’ Nick Jackson has registered 29 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack in three games.
  • Anthony Johnson has registered 23 tackles and one interception in three games for the Cavaliers.
  • In three games for the Cavaliers, Chico Bennett Jr. has delivered 13 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two sacks.
  • Langston Long has posted 2.0 TFL and 22 tackles in three games for the Cavaliers.

Syracuse vs. Virginia Predictions and Pick

Syracuse vs. Virginia betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Orange (-9.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (54)

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Our prediction to win this game is Syracuse, and we predict that Syracuse will cover the spread (Syracuse -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 54 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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