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Syracuse Orange vs Duke Blue Devils College Basketball Betting Preview

Syracuse Orange


Duke Blue Devils
Saturday, February 28, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Cameron Indoor Stadium

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Syracuse when they take on the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Syracuse Orange vs Duke Blue Devils Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you were backing the Syracuse Orange in this one, their betting line was listed as 14.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Syracuse Orange vs Duke Blue Devils Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Duke Blue Devils bring a 25-3 record (14-13-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 18-10 Orange, who are 10-15-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Duke go 17-9 so far and the Syracuse Orange go 13-10-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Duke Blue Devils rated this week at No. 17 and the Syracuse Orange sitting at No. 148.

How Syracuse Orange vs Duke Blue Devils Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Syracuse is ranked No. 37 in NCAA basketball at 37.14 per game. Contrast that with Duke's No. 25 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duke is the No. 38-ranked team in the country at 7.57 per game, while Syracuse rates No. 212 at 5.11 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Orange got 19 points from B.J. Johnson as Syracuse ran past Notre Dame 65-60 on Tuesday at Joyce Center.

The Hokies were burned for 30 points by Jahlil Okafor on Wednesday as the Blue Devils put another game in the win column, 91-86, at Cassell Coliseum.

Syracuse Orange vs Duke Blue Devils Betting Odds Trends

Syracuse is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games
Syracuse is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games
Syracuse is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games
Duke is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Syracuse home to Virginia, Monday, March 2nd
Duke at Wake Forest, Wednesday, March 4th