The Syracuse Orange are thinking of an upset when they face the Duke Blue Devils this coming weekend in Durham. WIll the Orange score their biggest win of the season on Saturday? Or will the Blue Devils rebound from a loss and wallop Syracuse? Check out our preview below of this Syracuse-Duke college basketball game.
Betting Preview for the Syracuse Orange vs Duke Blue Devils NCAA College Basketball Game on January 22 2022
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC
When: Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Syracuse Orange (odds)
Record: 14-3 Overall/4-2 Conference
Syracuse’s defense may be a huge problem for the team, but the Orange’s offense is one of the most productive in the nation. The Orange just showed that last Tuesday when they took down the Clemson Tigers at home, 91-78, for their third win in conference play, this season. Buddy Boeheim led Syracuse with 25 points, Joe Girard had 23, and Jesse Edward chipped in 15 more. Behind that trio, the Orange shot 53.4 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from behind the arc. If the Blue Devils want to have a firefight on Saturday, Syracuse will be ready. Syracuse is 15th nationally in terms of adjusted offensive efficiency with 116.0 points per 100 possessions and 22nd with a 38.0 3-point percentage. Stopping Duke is going to be a tough task for the Orange, but as long as their big guns are making shots, expect them to make the Blue Devils sweat, at the very least.
Syracuse is 3-1 against the spread in its last three road games.
Betting on the Duke Blue Devils (odds)
Record: 9-9 Overall/3-4 Conference Conference
For the second time in four games, Duke got upset again, as the Blue Devils suffered a 79-78 overtime loss at the hands of the Florida State Seminoles at home last Tuesday. Despite the loss, Paolo Banchero managed to shine against a tough opponent. The future NBA lottery pick dropped 20 points with 12 rebounds and seven assists. Duke also shot well in that game, making 49.1 percent of their shots and going 10/23 from deep. Despite their two recent losses, the Blue Devils remain a tall order for their next opponents, especially for Syracuse, which is only 1-4 straight up in Quadrant 1 games, this season. The Orange’s porous defense that is 300th in the nation with 75.7 points allowed per game is looking like deer in the headlights of Duke that is seventh in the nation with 82.8 points per outing.
Duke is 3-1 against the spread in its last four games against the Orange.
Duke wins, 84-73.
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