Blue Devils on the road against Orange
The Duke Blue Devils will be on the road at the Carrier Dome on Saturday night as they take on the Syracuse Orange in college basketball betting action between the new ACC rivals.
Duke and Syracuse haven't met since March 1998, when the Blue Devils topped the Orange 80-67 in a PUSH of the 13-point spread on the college basketball betting lines. That matchup took place in the Sweet 16 of that year's NCAA Tournament.
So far this season, Syracuse is on a 13-1 ATS run in their past 14 games as chalk.
The Orange sport a record of 20-0 and 13-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Blue Devils have 17-4 and 13-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-9 for the Orange and 9-11-1 for the Blue Devils.
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 1-rated Duke taking on the No. 12-rated Orange in this contest.
Duke won its last outing, an 80-65 result against Pittsburgh on January 27. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Jabari Parker scored 21 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for Duke on Monday, leading the Blue Devils to an 80-65 victory over Pittsburgh at Petersen Events Center.
In their last action, Syracuse was a 67-57 winner on the road against Wake Forest. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Orange grabbed a 67-57 win over the Demon Deacons on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Tyler Ennis at Joel Coliseum.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Syracuse's No. 152 nationally ranked offense (71.35 points per game) against a Blue Devils defense that sits as the No. 61 at 66.43 PPG. The Orange have been averaging 45.51% from the field, less than the Blue Devils have managed so far this season (47.23% on average).
A few Blue Devils at Orange trends to consider:
Duke is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Duke is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Duke is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Syracuse is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Syracuse's last 8 games
Syracuse is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Duke home to Wake Forest, Tuesday, February 4th
Syracuse at Notre Dame, Monday, February 3rd
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