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Cavaliers vs Orange Pick & Preview: NCAAF Week 4 Betting Odds

Kickoff for this matchup between the Virginia Cavaliers and Syracuse Orange is set for 7:00 PM ET. The game will be played in Syracuse, NY at JMA Wireless Dome with ESPN carrying television coverage. The odds for this week 4 Atlantic Coast matchup have the Orange as the -9.5 point favorite on the spread. The over-under point total is currently set at 55.0.

Cavaliers vs Orange Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAF
  • Teams: Virginia Cavaliers at Syracuse Orange
  • Where: Syracuse at JMA Wireless Dome
  • Date: Friday, September 23rd
  • Betting Odds:
  • SYRA -9.5, VIR +302 | SYRA -400 O/U 55.0

Cavaliers Preview:

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Cavaliers travel to take on the Syracuse Orange with an overall record of 2-1. This will be their first game in the Atlantic Coast.

In their last contest, With their 30 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 53.0. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 324 yards, with 89 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 82nd in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Virginia is ranked 71st in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 235 yards through the air.

On offense, the Cavaliers are averaging 17.67 points per game, good for 137th in the NCAA. So far, a majority of their touchdowns have come on the ground, as they have rushed for 4, while throwing for 2. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 69th in yards per game at 176.67. On average, they hand the ball off 38.67 times per contest. Heading into the game, the Cavaliers will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per game average of 236.67 yards places them 101st in the NCAA. So far, they are the 67th ranked team in attempts per contest (34.67).

Orange Preview:

As the Orange travel to take on the Virginia Cavaliers, they have an overall record of 3-0. This includes going 1-0 in Atlantic Coast action.

Last week, Syracuse beat Purdue by a score of 32-29. Leading into the matchup, the Orange were 1.5 point underdogs. The two team’s combined to score 61 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 59.5. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 485 yards, with 61 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 31st in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Syracuse is ranked 102nd in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 424 yards through the air.

The Orange head into the game with the 48th ranked scoring offense at 37.0 points per game. Currently, they have scored a majority of their touchdowns through the air, with 8 receiving touchdowns compared to 5 rushing scores. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 88th in yards per game at 163.0. On average, they hand the ball off 42.0 times per contest. Heading into the game, the Orange will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per game average of 245.33 yards places them 87th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 147th ranked team in attempts per contest (27.33).

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game

In terms of betting, the Cavaliers have an ATS record of 0-3-0. Their current over-under record sits at 0-3-0. In their last 5 games away from home, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 2-3-0 while going 3-2-0 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 30.8 points per game in these contests.

In terms of betting, the Orange have an ATS record of 3-0-0. Their current over-under record sits at 2-1-0. Across their 5 previous home games, Syracuse has an ATS mark of 4-1-0. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2-0 while averaging 22.4 points per game.

Cavaliers vs Orange Pick

Free Spread Prediction: Syracuse Orange -9.5

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