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Syracuse Orange vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction 1/2/2024

The Syracuse Orange (10-3) travel to face off against the Duke Blue Devils (9-3) on Tuesday, January 2nd. This game will be played at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Syracuse Orange vs Duke Blue Devils

The Syracuse Orange Are Coming Off A Win

Syracuse comes into their 14th game of the season with a 10-3 record. They have gone 2-2 on the road and 8-1 at home. Syracuse has a subpar record vs. the spread, sitting below .500 at 6-7. However, in their last five games, the team has performed well vs. the spread, going 4-1.

After 13 games, Syracuse has an over/under record of 6-7-0, with their games averaging a combined 148.8 points per game so far. The Orange have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 150 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

The Duke Blue Devils Are Coming Off A Win

Duke, who is 9-3 on the season, will be playing against Syracuse today. The Blue Devils are 1-2 on the road, while at home they are 8-1. Duke has a positive ATS record, currently sitting above .500 at 7-5. In their last five games, the team is 4-1 vs. the spread.

In 12 games, Duke comes in with an over/under mark of 6-5-1, with their games averaging 150 points per game. In their most recent three games, the Blue Devils’ over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 160 points per game.

Syracuse Offense Breakdown

Syracuse’s offense had a good outing, putting up 81 points against Pittsburgh. They achieved a 47.4% field goal percentage and went 24/30 from the free-throw line. In terms of offense, the Orange have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 175th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 245th in percentage and 232nd in three-pointers made.

Judah Mintz (G) 19.2 2.9 3.8
J.J. Starling (G) 11.8 3.8 2.9
Chris Bell (F) 10.9 2.2 0.8

Duke Offense Breakdown

The Duke offense is coming off a game in which they scored 106 points vs. Queens (NC). Overall their field goal percentage was 58% while connecting on 9 threes. Kyle Filipowski is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Jeremy Roach brings a PPG average of 14.3 into the game.

Kyle Filipowski (C) 18.0 8.8 3.0
Jeremy Roach (G) 14.3 2.3 3.2
Jared McCain (G) 11.7 4.0 1.8

Syracuse Team Defense

At present, the Orange’s defense is nationally ranked 133rd, allowing 70.4 points per game. Syracuse’s three-point defense is currently 105th in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.3% of their shots vs. Syracuse.

Duke Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Duke defense is giving up an average of 66.7 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Duke defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Queens (NC) knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 69 points.

Orange vs Blue Devils Trends

  • Across the Orange last five road games, the team averaged 77 points per game while allowing 76. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • Across their three previous home games, Duke has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 72 points per game.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Orange have a straight up record of 1-9 and an ATS mark of 1-7-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Blue Devils have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Duke posted a straight up mark of 8-2 in these matchups.

Orange vs Blue Devils Prediction

In this Blue Devils vs. Blue Devils matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Blue Devils at -14.5. While we project the Blue Devils to win 74-68, our recommendation is to bet on the Orange for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 151.5 and our model has the Orange and Blue Devils finishing with a combined 142 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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