Syracuse vs. Duke Prediction
The ACC Conference Tournament continues on Thursday when Syracuse takes on Duke at 12:00 p.m. ET. While the Orange might not be able to pull off another upset like they did yesterday versus Florida State, will ‘Cuse at least hang with the Blue Devils as a heavy underdog?
721 Syracuse Orange (+14.5) vs. 722 Duke Blue Devils (-14.5); o/u 149.5
12:00 p.m. ET, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Syracuse Orange DFS Snapshot
Buddy Boeheim has been suspended for Thursday's ACC tournament quarterfinal game against Duke after he committed a flagrant act Wednesday in the first half of Syracuse's 96-57 second-round win over Florida State, Jeff Borzello of ESPN.com reports. Boeheim supplied 14 points over 33 minutes in a blowout win, but he made a costly mistake in the first half, when he appeared to punch Florida State's Wyatt Wilkes in the stomach. Though he wasn't assessed a foul for the incident, Boeheim will play the price by sitting out against top-seeded Duke. With Boeheim out of the equation, Symir Torrence will likely be counted on to handle big minutes on the wing for the second game in a row.
Duke Blue Devils DFS Snapshot
Mark Williams accumulated 16 points (8-11 FG) and 13 rebounds across 26 minutes during Saturday's 94-81 loss to North Carolina. Williams was efficient from the floor and ended the regular season on a strong note, putting up his seventh double-digit scoring contest over his last nine games. The big man also has two double-doubles over his last three appearances, and even though he's not going to be as important as Paolo Banchero on offense, he still holds a sizable role for the Blue Devils.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The favorite is 5-0-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams, while Duke is 5-0 against the number in its last five games following a loss and 4-0 at the window in its last four neutral site games. On the other side, the Orange are 4-12 against the spread in their last 16 games following a win, are 1-5 against the number in their last six games overall and have dropped four straight when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: DUKE BLUE DEVILS -14.5