Syracuse vs. Duke Prediction
Is the betting total for tonight's ACC matchup between Syracuse and Duke set too high? The conference foes will square off at 6:15 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Duke. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Blue Devils are 13-point favorites to beat the Orange this evening. As for the total, the number hit the board at 144 but the line has dropped to 142.5 at many online sportsbooks.
Who Public Bettors Like: Duke. As of this writing, public bettors are willing to lay the double-digits on the Blue Devils. Fifty-five percent of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Blue Devils to cover the spread.
Who We Like: North Carolina was able to score 1.20 points per possession versus Syracuse's No. 2-ranked defense in the ACC but I expect tonight's matchup with Duke to be lower-scoring. I think oddsmakers set the total for this game too high and that's why they've adjusted their opening number. The under is 5-1 in the Blue Devils' last six home games, is 4-1 in their last five games overall (all conference tilts), and is 6-1 in their last seven games coming off a win.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: SYRACUSE/DUKE UNDER 142.5