Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Orange vs Blue Devils CBB Odds
Looking for Syracuse Orange vs. Duke Blue Devils NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Orange taking on the Blue Devils on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Cameron Indoor Center, Durham, North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Syracuse Duke matchup.
(18-10) Syracuse Orange vs. Duke Blue Devils (23-5)
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 6:15 PM ET
Venue: Cameron Indoor Center, Durham, North Carolina
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Duke -13
CBB Betting Total: 144
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After losing a close one 74-78 to North Carolina, Syracuse looks to rebound against Duke as they are in must-win mode to make the NCAA Tourney. This monumental task will require an all-in effort from Syracuse.
As always, Syracuse’s zone defense has them ranked in the top-10 in defensive efficiency. They are only allowing 64 PPG, while on the road they forcing tough shots as they rank 5th in FG% and 5th in 3PT%.
Their offense is a different story on the road as they are only averaging 68 PPG, while shooting a putrid 39.14% from the field.
Syracuse has been a feisty bunch when playing Duke going 3-3 against them in their last six matchups. They are going to have to rely on their studs Tyus Battle and Frank Howard to control the pace of this game, while they’ll need their coveted zone defense to keep the tempo of this game way down.
Duke Blue Devils
Duke has reeled off four straight victories as they look to finish the season off with a bang before the ACC Tourney. Co-ownership of the regular season title is out of reach as Virginia has it all but wrapped up, so this is more of a pride game than anything.
Sporting one of the top offenses in the nation, there isn’t much this Duke offense has problems doing. They rank second overall in efficiency, while at home they rank 3rd in PPG, 12th in FG%, and 12th in 3PT%.
Even their defense has been efficient ranking 42nd overall, while at home opponents are only making 38% of their shots.
Duke is a machine at home sporting a 15-1 record, but their motivation may not be at 100% seeing as they can’t win the ACC title. However, getting to that 25-win threshold may be a goal of theirs, so it’s hard to tell the state-of-mind of this team.
CBB Betting Trends:
- DUKE are 7-19-2 ATS in their last 28 Sat. games.
- SYR are 15-38-2 ATS in their last 55 Sat. games.
- Over is 20-7-1 in SYR last 28 games as underdog.
- Over is 22-5-1 in SYR last 28 road games.
Free Syracuse Orange vs. Duke Blue Devils NCAAB Prediction: Duke holds off Syracuse late to claim victory
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Syracuse +13
If all goes according to Syracuse’s gameplan, this should be a slow tempo matchup full of contested shots. They may not get the win, but they should keep it within single digit points.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Duke 81 – Syracuse 73
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