Free College Football Picks Today: Syracuse Orange vs Viriginia Cavaliers 9/23/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Syracuse Orange vs Viriginia Cavaliers 9/23/22
Fri 23rd September 2022

The University of Virginia Cavaliers (2-1, 0-1 Away) get their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule underway on the road against the Syracuse University Orange (3-0, 1-0 ACC) at Carrier Dome on Friday. The Orange are 10.5-point favorites, and the total is 53.Virginia is coming off a tight 16-14 win over Old Dominion at David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium on Saturday. Brennan Armstrong was 20 of 37 for 284 yards. Xavier Brown ran nine times for 88 yards. Keytaon Thompson caught nine passes for 118 yards. Syracuse beat Purdue 32-29 at Carrier Dome on Saturday. Garrett Shrader threw for 181 yards and three touchdowns. He added 83 yards on the ground. Oronde Gadsden II scored twice. He hauled in six receptions for 112 yards.


The Cavaliers are averaging 17.7 points per game so far this season, 117th in FBS, and they are facing an Orange defense that has surrendered 16.7 PPG (32nd). Meanwhile, Syracuse has scored 37.0 points a game this season, 43rd in the country, and Virginia is allowing 18.3 PPG (39th).The Cavaliers rank 10th in the ACC in passing yards per game (236.7) and seventh in rushing (176.7). The best opportunities may come through the air, as the Orange are 11th in the conference in passing yards allowed per game (242.0). Against the run, Syracuse is 10th (98.3).Syracuse is eighth in the conference in passing yards per game (244.0) and eighth in rushing (162.7), while the Cavaliers are allowing 197.0 passing yards (5th in the ACC) and 152.3 rushing yards per game (5th).


Through three games, Armstrong has thrown for two touchdowns (3 INT) and 236.7 yards per game to lead Virginia in passing. In one prior away game this season, he had zero TDs (2 INT) and 180 yards passing. Perris Jones leads the team in rushing with an average of 62.0 yards a game over three games. He has one touchdown on the ground. Thompson is the Cavaliers’ leading receiver with 78.3 yards a game. Shrader has eight passing touchdowns with 235.0 yards per game through three games to lead Syracuse. In two home games this season, he has thrown for five TDs and an average of 209.0 yards. Sean Tucker has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 84.0 yards a game through three games. He also has been valuable as a receiver, posting 41.7 yards a game through the air. He has three total touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving. Gadsden II has been the primary target in the Orange’s passing game. He has three touchdowns and a 64.3 yard per game average through three appearances.

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Syracuse (-375)

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