The Orange have a chance to take their fate out of the selection committee’s hands on Thursday at noon. The game will be televised on ESPN.
Syracuse picked up a comfortable 89-68 win over NC State in the 2nd round. The Cavaliers come off a double bye, and are the oddsmakers favorite to win the NCAA Tournament.
UVA also owns a win against Syracuse earlier in the season, 81-58.
Here’s how the public is betting the matchup:
Spread: Syracuse +5.5
Notable projections show value on the Orange, although SU sits solidly in underdog status.
Action Network Power ratings: SYR +3.7
KenPom: SYR +4.0
56% of bets are on the Syracuse spread, but only 37% of the money, according to Action Network.
The total opened at 133 before sharp money came in on the under.
Moneyline: Syracuse +200