Duke vs. Syracuse Pick
Will No. 10 Duke remain hot when the Blue Devils hit the road to face Syracuse tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Duke is favored on the road tonight, as the Blue Devils are getting odds of -4 points against Syracuse. The over/under total for the game is listed at 149.5 points. Duke has won three of the last four in this series and are 2-1-1 against the spread in those four games.
Duke is on a seven-game winning streak coming into tonight. The Blue Devils are now 22-5 on the season and 10-4 in the ACC. Duke is now 11-15 against the spread this season and 5-7 ATS on the road. The Blue Devils are averaging 81.9 points per game on offense while giving up 68.5 on defense. When on the road, Duke puts up 77.7 points on offense while giving up 73.1. Luke Kennard is putting up 20 points and 5.1 rebounds per game to lead the team while Jayson Tatum is averaging 16.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
Syracuse has lost three straight following a 71-65 loss at Georgia Tech this weekend. The Orange are now 16-12 on the season and 8-7 in the ACC. They also have failed to cover in their last three and sit at 11-12 against the spread on the season, however they are 9-3 ATS at home. Syracuse is averaging 76.1 points per game on offense while allowing 70.3 on defense. At home, the Orange put up 80.1 per game on offense while giving up 64.8 on defense. Andrew White III is averaging 17.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game to lead the team while Tyler Lydon is adding 13.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest.
While Duke is winning, the Blue Devils haven’t been covering regularly. While that can be concerning, the Blue Devils do seem to step up on the road, winning their last two at Virginia and Notre Dame by 10. Syracuse is tough at home, and I expect the Orange to keep this game close, but Duke seems to have found its stride and is rising to the occasion in big games. I look for the Blue Devils to do the same tonight.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: DUKE -4