Syracuse Orange vs. Duke Blue Devils 1/2/24 – As the calendar turns to the new year, college basketball fans are treated to a tantalizing matchup between the Syracuse Orange and the Duke Blue Devils. Scheduled for Tuesday at the storied Cameron Indoor Stadium, this game is a marquee event in the NCAAB landscape. The clash of these two storied programs, airing at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN, is a must-watch for anyone looking for NCAAB free tips and high-level basketball action.
Syracuse Orange vs. Duke Blue Devils 1/2/24
|Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at 9:00 PM ET
|Cameron Indoor Stadium
|NBA League Pass
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Judah Mintz (Guard) vs. Kyle Filipowski (Center)
Judah Mintz has been the catalyst for the Orange’s success this season, averaging 19.8 points, 3.7 assists and 2.2 steals per game. The sophomore guard has scored 20+ points in five straight games and will look to exploit Duke’s perimeter defense in this one. Mintz is comfortable shooting off the dribble or spotting up from deep, converting on 37.8% of this three-point shots. His ability to create his own shot late in games gives Syracuse an X-factor down the stretch.
Kyle Filipowski has made an immediate impact for the Blue Devils. He’s leading Duke in both scoring (17.9 ppg) and rebounding (9.3 rpg) through 11 games played. Filipowski moves well for his size and has shown the ability to score at all three levels. He will have a significant size advantage over Syracuse in the frontcourt, which Duke will surely look to exploit. Containing Filipowski on the glass and in the paint has to be the top priority for Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone defense on Tuesday night.
This individual matchup will go a long way in determining the outcome. If Mintz can penetrate and break down Duke’s defense it will open up better looks for supporting players like Joe Girard III. However, if Filipowski commands double teams and finds open shooters it could be a long night for the Orange.
Orange’s Offensive Prowess: A Closer Look
Syracuse has enjoyed an efficient offense this season, averaging 78.2 points per game on 45.5% shooting from the field with 33.7% three-point shooting led by Mintz that poses a significant threat. They also excel at drawing fouls with 13.1 free throws made per game; however their 12.3 turnovers could present issues against Duke’s aggressive defense.
Blue Devils’ Balanced Attack: Analyzing Duke’s Strengths
Duke has an 81.3 points-per-game average with 48.5% shooting accuracy, indicating an effective offensive unit. They excelled from the charity stripe by hitting 73.8 percent of free throw attempts; additionally, their 26 boards per game in defensive rebounding should limit Syracuse’s second chance points. Furthermore, Duke’s lower turnover rate (8.9 per game) suggests better ball security – an essential aspect in high pressure games.
NCAAB Betting Odds: TBD, Over/Under: TBD
The betting odds for this matchup are eagerly awaited by fans and bettors alike. Given both teams’ recent form and historical performances, the odds are expected to be closely matched. Bettors should keep an eye on the updates for the most informed betting decisions.
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
Syracuse are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Orange are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Syracuse are 2-1 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Syracuse’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of Syracuse’ 9 last games at home.
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
Duke are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Blue Devils are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Duke are 0-2 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Duke’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 4 of Duke’ 9 last games at home.
Syracuse Orange vs. Duke Blue Devils Betting Picks
This matchup presents a closely contested battle. Syracuse’s strong offensive play and Duke’s balanced approach make this a tough call. However, considering the recent trends and team statistics, Duke might have a slight edge, especially playing at home.
When considering prop bets, keep an eye on individual player performances, particularly Mintz and Filipowski. The over/under could be a tricky bet, given both teams’ ability to score and defend effectively. For those looking at the best betting websites, ensure you are getting the most updated odds and information before placing your bets.
Score Prediction: Duke 75, Syracuse 70