Syracuse vs. Duke Basketball Betting Picks for ACC Tournament
Posted by: Mike Davis
College basketball betting now shifts its focus to the conference tournaments happening all around the country. One contest that is bound to draw attention is this evening’s Syracuse vs. Duke basketball contest. Both teams are coming off highly successful seasons and will be ready for this cutthroat contest. So what kind of turnout can players learning how to bet on sports expect on the court this Thursday night? Let’s take a look at tonight’s sportsbook betting odds to find out.
Syracuse vs. Duke Basketball – Thursday, March 14th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Basketball Betting Odds:
The Orange have turned in a 20-12 record this season. Moreover, Syracuse posted a 10-8 record in conference play this season, which led to a 6th place ranking in the ACC. This evening they’ll be matched up against one of the top dogs in the conference. So how will Syracuse fare against the Blue Devils? Seeing as how Cuse is 4-6 in their last 10 against Duke, and 1-2 in their last 3, it’s looking like they’re headed for tournament elimination tonight. After all, the Blue Devils come in with a vastly superior offense. At the present time Duke is scoring a whopping 84.1 per game while giving up a slim 67.4. Comparatively the Orange are putting up 69.7 per contest and giving up 65.1. Although things are pretty even on defense, Duke has a substantial edge on offense.
Players to Watch: Tyus Battle (17.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.5 apg), Elijah Hughes (13.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.4 apg), and Oshae Brissett (12.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.8 apg).
Duke Blue Devils
The Blue Devils leap into tonight’s matchup sporting a 26-5 record. Additionally, Duke is 14-4 in ACC play which led to a 3rd place ranking in the ACC. Notwithstanding the edge that Duke has on offense over Syracuse, the last time these two met things didn’t exactly pan out for the Blue Devils. In fact, Syracuse managed to upset Duke 95-91. Undoubtedly the upset was not foreseen since Duke was pegged as a massive favorite in the lead up. In fact, the Blue Devils carried a 9 game winning streak into that contest. With that in mind, can we expect the Blue Devils to come up short this time around? Seeing as how Duke is 2-2 in their last 4, is there reason to suspect they’ll stumble?
Players to Watch: RJ Barrett (23.4 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 4.2 apg), Zion Williamson (21.6 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2.2 apg), and Cam Reddish (14.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.1 apg).
Syracuse vs. Duke Basketball Betting Predictions
Syracuse vs. Duke Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Syracuse vs. Duke Basketball matchup? The odds seem confident that Duke will win here. All in all, they’re your safest bet here. However, accounting for Duke’s lack of momentum and how their last match against Cuse turned out, you’d have to be a fool to not place some small action on Duke. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 89-87 Syracuse.