Duke vs. Syracuse Prediction
ACC foes clash at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon when unranked Syracuse hosts No. 7 Duke at 6:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. With the way the Blue Devils have dominated this series over the years, is Duke the best play on the board as a 7.5-point road favorite?
721 Duke Blue Devils (-7.5) at 722 Syracuse Orange (+7.5); o/u 151.5
6:00 p.m. ET, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
Duke Blue Devils DFS Snapshot
Paolo Banchero ended with 17 points (6-12 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 30 minutes during Saturday's 88-70 victory over Florida State. Banchero has scored in double digits in all but one of his games this season, and the star freshman continues to show he's more than ready to make the jump to the NBA next season. He also has eight double-doubles on the campaign.
Syracuse Orange DFS Snapshot
Jimmy Boeheim registered 20 points (6-17 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 10 rebounds and one assist in 44 minutes during Monday's 74-73 overtime victory over Georgia Tech. Boeheim had a double-double and looked impressive on both ends of the court despite the fact that he was far from delivering his best shooting performance. He's now recorded back-to-back doubles and is averaging 13.3 points per game across five appearances this month.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The favorite is 4-0-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams, while the Blue Devils are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games following an ATS loss and are 5-1 ATS in their last six games played on Saturday. On the other side, the Orange are 5-16 against the spread in their last 21 home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600 and are 5-17 at the betting window in their last 22 home games versus a team with a winning road record.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: DUKE BLUE DEVILS -7.5