Free CBB Hoops Pick: Orange vs Cavaliers Odds
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(22-13) Syracuse Orange vs. Virginia Cavaliers (29-7)
2016 NCAA Tournament – March Madness – Elite 8
Date: Sunday March 27th, 2016
Time: 6:09 PM ET
Venue: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: -8.0
CBB Betting Total: 123.5
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A spot in the final four is up for grabs. The #1 seed Virginia meets with double digit seeded Syracuse in the Elite 8 Sunday night.
Virginia had no problem with Iowa State as they led throughout while the Orange stole one from Gonzaga with a late bucket ant steal.
#10 Syracuse Orange
The Syracuse Orange snuck into the tournament after losing in the first round of the ACC tourney, but they had one advantage, their head coach.
Jim Boeheim is one of the most experienced coaches in the NCAA and he’s done everything right thus far as the Orange have made a run and are the highest seed remaining in the tourney.
Syracuse went down to the wire with the Gonzaga Bulldogs, another double digit seed, but a late bucket and steal solidified the win as the Orange stole the game from the grasp of the Bulldogs. The Orange won outright as a 4.5 point underdog as they continue to cash in for backers.
Defense has been the key this tourney for the Syracuse Orange. Cuse has given up just 53.7 points per game and it’s started from Boeheim and his zone defense.
This bodes to be a defensive battle here as the Cavaliers really like to work the ball around. Syracuse will have to close the paint down as Virginia likes to attack the rim.
#1 Virginia Cavaliers
The Cavaliers will be playing for their first Final Four berth since 1984 and with the way their defense has been playing, that is a very realistic possibility.
In their Sweet 16 matchup, the Cavaliers offense really came to life as they shot 56.1% from the field and led from the get go as they put up 84 points in a 13 point win. Anthony Gill was the key to success here as he put up 23 points and added 8 rebounds in the win.
Virginia took down the Orange last time these two teams met on 1/23 in conference play, but Cuse really put up a fight.
Virginia shot 57% from the field, which was the major difference, but they’ll be going up against a very confident Syracuse defense in this one that has really flourished. Virginia, who normally likes to take the air out of the ball, may use a similar pace to the one against Iowa State. With how much Syracuse likes to move the ball around, a slower paced game may play into their favor.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Orange are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Orange are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Orange are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Cavaliers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Cavaliers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Cavaliers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games.
Free Syracuse Orange vs. Virginia Cavaliers CBB Prediction:
This will certainly be a defensive game.
The key will be the Orange zone defense here though. Syracuse has really stepped it up defensively, but they have struggled against Virginia in meetings this year with allowing the Cavaliers to get to the rim with rather ease.
4* Free Elite 8 Betting Pick: Virginia -8
With a mental edge going to Virginia, look for them to really use more tempo than normal as they grab a double digit win here.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Virginia 79 – Syracuse 64
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