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Duke Blue Devils vs Syracuse Orange Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – February 1 2020

Duke Blue Devils vs Syracuse Orange Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – February 1 2020

The Syracuse Orange (+10000 to win the national title)  will look to rebound from a recent loss that had their unbeaten streak snapped. Their next test isn’t going to be easy, though, as they will face the No. 9 Duke Blue Devils (+1000) this coming Saturday. At least, Syracuse will be playing the Blue Devils at Carrier Dome which should give the Orange needed crowd support.

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Betting Preview for the Duke Blue Devils vs Syracuse Orange NCAA College Basketball Game on February 1 2020

Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse

When: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 8:00 PM ET

Line: Duke Blue Devils (Odds) vs. Syracuse Orange (Odds) – view all 2020 NCAAB lines

TV Broadcast: ESPN

Betting on the Duke Blue Devils (17-3 Overall / 7-2 Conference)

The Blue Devils have three losses so far this season, which are a lot through 20 games when considering the standard of the basketball program. Then again, the Blue Devils were also 17-3 straight-up (SU) in their first 20 games in the 2014-15 season then went on to become the national champions.  Duke is one of only two teams in the nation that are ranked by KenPom both inside the top 10 of adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency; the Blue Devils are averaging 117.7 points per 100 possessions and giving up just 89.3 points per 100 opponents possessions. The last time the Blue Devils were on the court, they defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers at home, 79-67, last Tuesday, with center Vernon Carey Jr. laying waste on the opponent, scoring 26 points and grabbing 13 rebounds to go with four assists in 25 minutes. Carey leads Duke in both scoring and rebounding with 16.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game averages.

The Blue Devils are 3-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last five road games.

Betting on the Syracuse Orange (13-8 Overall / 6-4 Conference)

The Orange got tripped up by the Clemson Tigers last Tuesday, as Syracuse saw their five-game win streak in a 71-70 road loss to Brad Brownell’s boys on the road. Despite the loss, Elijah Hughes and Buddy Boeheim each had a laudable performance. Hughes scored 22 points with five steals and four rebounds, while Boeheim also had 22 points with four 3-pointers. Syracuse played good defense, as reflected by its 10 steals to just five by Clemson. But the Orange still let Clemson shoot 48.1 percent from the field and knock nine 3-pointers down. Duke’s got a deep roster with elite talent all over, but Hughes and Boeheim give Syracuse at least a dependable 1-2 scoring punch. Hughes is leading Syracuse with 19.3 points per game, while Boeheim is behind him with 16.4 points per outing. Two other Orange are putting up at least 10.0 points per contest. As a team, Syracuse is 17th in the nation with 113.3 points per 100 possessions.

The Orange are 2-0 ATS in their last two home games.

Writer’s Prediction

Duke wins, 75-67.

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