Blue Devils vs. Orange Prediction

Duke Blue Devils vs. Syracuse Orange, 2/1/20 Prediction & Odds

The ninth-ranked Duke Blue Devils are on the road tonight as they take on the upset-minded Syracuse Orange. Can Syracuse make it competitive enough to stay within the number?

Game Snapshot

785 Duke Blue Devils at 786 Syracuse Orange

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Carrier Dome at 8PM ET


Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our NCAA Basketball Odds & Betting Page


Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Blue Devils are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 147.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 60 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Duke. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Blue Devils take down Panthers

Duke recorded a 79-67 home win Tuesday night over Pittsburgh to improve to 17-3 overall and 7-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Blue Devils led 45-34 at halftime en route to the victory. Vernon Carey Jr. led Duke with 26 points on 11-of-17 shooting including 1-of-2 from 3-point range plus 3-of-6 at the free throw line. He also registered 13 rebounds and four assists. Tre Jones tallied 14 points, eight assists and three boards. Jordan Goldwire contributed 13 points, five caroms and three assists. Cassius Stanley added 11 points and seven rebounds.

Orange lose thriller

Syracuse lost 71-70 Tuesday night at Clemson as it gave up the go-ahead basket with 2.5 seconds remaining. The Orange (13-8, 6-4) were outscored 38-35 in the second half of the defeat. Elijah Hughes led Syracuse with 22 points on 6-of-14 shooting including 2-of-8 from 3-point distance plus 8-of-9 at the charity stripe. He also tallied five steals, four rebounds and two assists. Buddy Boeheim also scored 22 points in 40 minutes of action. Joseph Girard III added 10 points, three boards and two steals.

College Basketball Betting Trends


The Blue Devils are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss. The road team is 3-0-1 ATS in the last four meetings.


The Orange are 6-0 ATS in their last six games overall. Syracuse is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 home games.


Syracuse has had a good run lately, at least until the Clemson heartbreaker, but this might be where its ATS luck ends. The Orange struggle defensively and will be going up against the fifth-rated offense in the nation in terms of adjusted efficiency. With Duke also boasting the seventh-rated defense, I think it will impose its will down the stretch to pull away from the hosts. The Blue Devils won by 12 at Syracuse last season after being upset in overtime by the Orange at home.




College Basketball Predictions

Thumbnail UNC vs. KU Over/Under Prediction With the total for Monday night’s Men’s NCAA Tournament National Championship sitting at 152, will North Carolina and Kansas combine for enough points to get over that...
Thumbnail UNC vs. Kansas Spread Prediction The Men’s NCAA Tournament National Championship will be played on Monday night in New Orleans, LA where the North Carolina Tar Heels will take on the Kansas Jayhawks at...
Thumbnail North Carolina vs. Duke Prediction The highly anticipated Final Four matchup between North Carolina and Duke will take place at 8:49 p.m. ET on Saturday night. With the Blue Devils laying 4 points...
Thumbnail Villanova vs. Kansas Prediction Kansas is the last No. 1 seed remaining in the NCAA Tournament and is a 4-point favorite against 2 seed Villanova in the Final Four on Saturday evening. Will the...
Thumbnail TBC Championship Prediction The Basketball Classic Championship will be played at The HTC Center in Conway, SC on Friday night when Fresno State takes on Coastal Carolina at 6:00 p.m. ET. Will the...

NCAAB Headlines