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Duke Has Been Cashing As Big Favorites

The Duke Blue Devils will host the Syracuse Orange Monday and will be a heavy favorite. Duke has relished their opportunities as big faves, as the Blue Devils are 5-0 ATS in their last five games when favored by 11.0 or more points.

Shark Bites
  • Syracuse is 1-4 SU and ATS in their past five road games.
  • The OVER is 7-2 in Duke’s past nine games, with the Blue Devils averaging 87.8 ppg.
  • Syracuse has never covered the spread when facing Duke.

Duke has not dropped three-consecutive games in almost eight years, but is on the precipice of that Monday night. The Blue Devils have lost their past two games by a combined nine points, but entered those affairs as favorites of 7.5 and 8.5-points respectively. The guard combo of Grayson Allen and Brandon Ingram continues to be one of the best offensively in the nation as they have averaged a combined 37 points per game on 49.4 percent shooting.

Syracuse enters the game as winners of their past two, albeit against Boston College and Wake Forest. The Orange have held teams to just 64.4 points per game this season and have only allowed two teams to score 80 or more in a game. Trevor Cooney continues to be inconsistent for Syracuse as he has scored 20 or more in two of his past five games, but has scored just five points twice in that span as well.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Duke Blue Devils to cover the point spread in this one found them as -12-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Syracuse Orange vs Duke Blue Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 14-4 and 9-8 ATS Duke Blue Devils will face the 12-7 Syracuse Orange, who own a 8-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Duke Blue Devils are 10-7 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Syracuse Orange are 9-9.

The Blue Devils - Orange odds would favor the Blue Devils if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Duke is rated No. 11 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Syracuse is at No. 30.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Syracuse is ranked No. 146 in NCAA basketball at 36.79 per game. Contrast that with Duke's No. 74 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duke is the No. 32-ranked team in the country at 8.78 per game, while Syracuse rates No. 45 at 8.58 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Orange blew out Wake Forest on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 83-55 win at Joel Coliseum.

Luke Kennard scored 30 points for Duke on Saturday, but the Fighting Irish managed a 95-91 victory over the Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Syracuse is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Syracuse is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse's last 6 games
  • Syracuse is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Duke is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Duke is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Duke's last 9 games
  • Duke is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Syracuse at Virginia, Saturday, January 23rd
Duke at North Carolina State, Saturday, January 23rd

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