Sep 23, 2022, 11:20 am ET in NCAAF
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Expert Top Picks of the Day: Virginia Cavaliers at Syracuse Orange

Top Pick of the Day

The Virginia Cavaliers are now pursuing higher grounds in the official 2022 NCAA season. The Cavaliers have managed to stand with a 2-1 record. Yet, that has technically only placed them with an official win at the conference level.

The Cavaliers are now sixth in the ACC Coastal. To keep climbing, turning out with a solid victory today will be ideal. The Cavaliers are ready to face the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome this Friday evening.

As for the Orange, they have a 3-0 record and are leading the standings in the ACC Atlantic. They have proven to be a strong lineup in three games with more than sufficient talent to dominate the standings and power through strong rivals.

The Orange now have the perfect chance to pull a solid win at their home field and continue leading the conference standings.


Virginia Cavaliers vs. Syracuse Orange Schedule


  • Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
  • Time: 07:00 PM EDT
  • Location: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY


Armstrong’s Cavaliers on the Rise

Virginia is now 2-1 and attempting to climb higher. They have two victories: a 34-17 final score against Richmond in the opening game and their latest win, a tight 16-14 finish against Old Dominion.

Virginia was unable to surpass Illinois and took a difficult loss. The Cavaliers took a 24-3 defeat against Illinois and are now trying to minimize those stats even further with an upcoming win.

The Cavaliers will take on the Orange with Brennan Armstrong as the QB. Armstrong is now standing with 710 passing yards and two touchdown pass connections.


Shrader’s Orange to Keep Dominating

The Oranges are now 3-0 and 1-0 in the conference standings. This has allowed Syracuse to lead next to Clemson and Florida State.

The Orange have powered through Louisville, UConn, and Purdue. However, the most notable win was against UConn, where the Orange pulled a crushing 48-14 victory.

For Syracuse, Garett Shrader remains the lead QB and the strongest player on the offense. Shrader is now standing with 709 passing yards and eight touchdown passes.


Virginia Cavaliers vs. Syracuse Orange Odds Comparison

The Cavaliers are ready to face the Orange this evening. For Virginia, the total has gone under in five of their last six games. As for Syracuse, the total has gone under in all five previous games when playing on a Friday.


  • DraftKings has the Orange at -360 on a spread of -9.5, and the total is 53.
  • FanDuel has the Orange at -365 on a spread of -9.5, and the total is 52.5.
  • Caesars has the Orange at -365 on a spread of -10, and the total is 53.5.


Godds Pick or Prediction of the Game

The Cavaliers are ready to step it up and deliver more solid performances at the conference level. Facing Syracuse might be the perfect chance, yet it will not come easy.

The Orange are undefeated and seem almost incapable of taking a loss tonight. For Virginia, a 5-5 record in the last ten games does not speak of higher and more solid ground.

The Orange may also be standing with a 5-5 mark in their previous ten games, yet they have turned out three straight wins during this opening stage. There seems little the Cavaliers can do to prevent a fall this afternoon against the Orange as they head to Carrier Dome tonight.

Godds Pick/Prediction: The Orange win, and the under hits.