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Syracuse vs. Duke Picks and Odds – Sports activities Betting Cent

Marek Dolezaj Syracuse Orange

Syracuse forward Marek Dolezaj, right, shoots forward Matthew Hurt in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Duke defeated Syracuse 97-88. (AP Photo / Adrian Kraus)

Duke (10-8, 8-6 ACC) will fight Syracuse (13-6, 7-5 ACC) at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, February 22
The Blue Devils took a stunning win against # 7 Virginia in their last game and joined the NCAA tournament bubble conversation
The odds of winning the game as well as the matchup analysis and a selection can be found in the article below

The Duke Blue Devils are back. Maybe. In the competition on Monday against Syracuse Orange (tip at 7 p.m. ET), the bettors must decide which version of Duke they think will land in an important ACC matchup.

Will it be the Duke team that just pissed off # 7 Virginia at home? Or the one that has lost three conference games in a row several times this season? Difficult to say, especially since Syracuse is a solid opponent, starting with three consecutive ACC wins for the first time this season.

This is what the chances are now:

Duke vs. Syracuse odds

team
Spread
Moneyline
total
Duke Blue Devils
-5 (-110)
-220
Over 151 (-110)
Syracuse orange
+5 (-110)
+184
Below 151 (-110)

Chances to win from February 21st at FanDuel

How they have been lately

Jalen Johnson who?

With a 66:65 win over Virginia on Saturday, the Blue Devils moved to 5-0 without their star newbie, who had recently opted for the remainder of the season to deal with a foot injury and move onto the NBA Prepare draft.

Overall, Duke has achieved a winning streak in three games with double-digit losses to NC State (72nd in KenPom) and Wake Forest (132nd). Previously, they lost three games in a row by a total of 10 points. Maybe Duke is better than the record suggests.

Coupling bucket, large stops # DukeMBBTop5 pic.twitter.com/MomOJlGg6s

– Duke Men’s Basketball (@DukeMBB) February 21, 2021

In five of their last seven games, the Blue Devils have shot better than 55 percent from inside the bow. This season they occupy 49th place in NCAA Division I with 2 points. Shoot at 53.7 percent.

Syracuse has a small winning streak with three single-digit wins against N.C. State, Boston College (123rd in KenPom) and Notre Dame (57th). The Orange is one of the best free throw shooting teams (79.7 percent, eighth in D-I), which can come in handy in a close game on the track. They are also the top 15 in the nation for defense block rate and theft rate.

No stopping. 😤 pic.twitter.com/RZvk5jX6Y1

– Syracuse Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) February 21, 2021

Syracuse just doesn't have a lot of marquee wins to point out. And in their lone match against Virginia this season on January 25, the Orange felt ashamed with an 81:58 loss.

2021 NCAA Men's Tournament Championship Odds Tracker

ATS analysis

Duke is 6-12 against the spread and only 3-8 ATS at home. So much for the home advantage. The Blue Devils have covered for the last three games – after dropping the three previously. The over has scored in five of the last six games.

Received an exclusive clutch after the Quad 1 win

🎤 DJ
🎤 @HurtMatthew
🎤 @ Jaemyn1 pic.twitter.com/4KHC1s3IMg

– Duke Men’s Basketball (@DukeMBB) February 21, 2021

Syracuse is 8-11 ATS this season, which includes a 2-5 ATS mark on the road. They reported on their last game but lost in four of their last six games. The Under has scored in each of their last four ATS wins – while the Over has scored in five of their last six losses.

Head-to-head matchup

In the past two seasons, Duke has won 2-1-1 ATS against Syracuse while winning three out of four direct fights. The Blue Devils are a different team this year, good or bad.

And remember: your Pythagorean record has shown that they are one of the most unlucky teams this season. KenPom calculates Duke with a win percentage of -.099 compared to its expected grade, based on the points scored and allowed, which ranked 333rd in D-I.

Perhaps in this current phase the luck of the Blue Devils will begin to turn.

Selection: Duke -5 (-110)

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Jordan Horrobin is a sports writer whose MLB, NHL, NFL, and NCAA work has appeared in branches such as The Athletic, MLB.com, the Detroit Free Press, and others. He currently lives in Toronto and works for Forbes.com and as a freelance editor for Sportsnet.

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Jordan Horrobin is a sports writer whose MLB, NHL, NFL, and NCAA work has appeared in branches such as The Athletic, MLB.com, the Detroit Free Press, and others. He currently lives in Toronto and works for Forbes.com and as a freelance editor for Sportsnet.

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