Virginia Tech at Syracuse CBB Prediction – 2/27/24

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Crunch Time: Desperate Hokies Clash with Inconsistent Orange

A sense of urgency hangs over the Carrier Dome as the Virginia Tech Hokies (15-12, 7-9 ACC) visit the Syracuse Orange (18-10, 9-8 ACC) in a crucial ACC battle. Both teams find themselves in precarious positions regarding their NCAA Tournament aspirations.

Hokies on the Brink

Virginia Tech arrives in a slump, having lost 5 of their last 7 games and facing a potential must-win scenario to keep their tournament dreams alive. Their dismal recent form, combined with a No. 53 NET ranking, suggests they may need to win the ACC Tournament outright to secure an automatic bid.

Orange Seek Consistency

Syracuse has been a mixed bag this season, boasting wins over North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida State, but also suffering questionable losses to Boston College, Georgia Tech, and Wake Forest. They need to avoid further slip-ups and secure at least one more quality win to bolster their resume.

Key Factors

  • Free Throw Prowess: Virginia Tech boasts the 4th best free throw percentage in the nation (79.7%), a potential advantage in a close game.
  • Syracuse’s Home Court: The Carrier Dome offers a formidable environment for the Orange, who’ll want to capitalize on the energy.
  • Battle of Momentum: Virginia Tech arrives on a downward spiral, while Syracuse seeks to build on their recent win over Notre Dame.

Prediction

While our model sees Syracuse edging out a close victory at home, this game has all the makings of a nail-biter. Both teams are desperate, and tournament hopes are on the line. Expect a hard-fought battle that could go down to the final possessions.

Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, February 27
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPNU
  • Location: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY

Get ready for a pivotal ACC clash where every basket and free throw could make the difference between postseason dreams and disappointment.

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