The Syracuse Orange will try to snap their slide Thursday night when they visit Lane Stadium to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies in an ACC matchup. The Orange (4-3, 0-3) have lost three in a row, including blowout losses to ranked Florida State and North Carolina teams following a 31-14 loss to Clemson. Still, they should come in healthy and rested off their bye week, and they have had recent success against the Hokies. Virginia Tech (3-4, 2-1) also had last week off and has won two of its past three games. The lone loss was to FSU.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The latest Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech odds from the SportsLine consensus list the Hokies as 3-point favorites, while the over/under for total points scored is 48. Before making any Virginia Tech vs. Syracuse picks, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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- Syracuse vs. Virginia. Tech spread: Hokies -3
- Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech over/under: 48 points
- Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech money line: Orange +127, Hokies -151
- SYR: Is 10-10 ATS as a road underdog under Dino Babers (since 2016).
- VT: Is 11-4 ATS as a favorite (8-3 ATS at home) since the 2019 season.
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Why Virginia Tech can cover
The Hokies have won three of their four home games and are 3-0 against the spread in their ACC matchups. Quarterback Kyron Drones appears to be making steady progress, and the sophomore threw for 321 yards in his last outing against Wake Forest. His running ability will present a challenge for Syracuse. He has 344 rushing yards and 1,042 through the air, accounting for 10 total touchdowns. His only interception came in his first start in Week 3, a 35-16 loss to Rutgers.
Running back Bhayshul Tuten also is a versatile player, with 360 rushing yards, 206 as a receiver and five total TDs. Receiver Jaylin Lane is averaging 16.2 yards per catch and had 102 yards in the victory against Wake. The Hokies defense has 22 sacks, tied for sixth in FBS, and Antwaun Powell-Ryland has seven (tied for fifth). He also has forced three fumbles. The pass rush is one reason Virginia Tech has the best passing defense in the ACC (169 yards per game). See which team to pick here.
Why Syracuse can cover
The Orange have won four of the past five meetings with Virginia Tech, the most recent a 41-36 victory in Blacksburg in 2021. Syracuse will look to exploit the Hokies on the ground with a running quarterback of their own. Shrader has rushed for 358 yards and six touchdowns, and running back LeQuint Allen has rushed for 511 and seven touchdowns. The Hokies are giving up 176 yards per game on the ground, third-worst in the ACC, and 4.8 yards per carry.
Schrader rushed for 174 yards and three TDs in the 2021 meeting with the Hokies, and they sacked him just once. The senior has 1,371 passing yards and eight touchdowns. Three Syracuse receivers have at least 20 catches and average more than 13 yards per reception. Umari Hatcher (16.5 per catch) and Damien Alford (15.9) can both be dangerous. The Orange are converting 46% of their third-down attempts this season, the 22nd-best mark in the nation. See which team to pick here.
How to make Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 42 points. The model also says one side of the spread is the better value. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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