Syracuse vs. Duke - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duke Blue Devils (21-3) at Syracuse Orange (16-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange +6 -- Over/Under: 146.5 See the Latest Odds
The Syracuse Orange and the Duke Blue Devils face off on Saturday at the Carrier Dome in ACC college basketball action.
The Syracuse Orange are 16-8 this season and they have won two of their last three games. Syracuse is averaging 69.6 points and they are shooting 44.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.4 points and their opponents are shooting 39.4 percent. Rakeem Christmas leads the Orange averaging 18 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Trevor Cooney is averaging 14.8 points, Michael Gbinje is averaging 12.3 points, and Chris McCullough is averaging 9.3 points and 6.9 rebounds. Syracuse is 12-2 at home and 7-4 in the ACC.
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The Duke Blue Devils are 21-3 this season and they are ranked fourth in the nation. Duke is averaging 80.3 points and they are shooting 49.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.6 points and their opponents shoot 42.8 percent. Jahlil Okafor leads the Blue Devils averaging 18 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Quinn Cook is averaging 14.7 points, Justise Winslow is averaging 11.3 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Tyus Jones is averaging 11.3 points and 5.3 assists. Duke is 6-2 on the road and 8-3 in the ACC.
Syracuse is 5-16-2 against the spread in their last 23 against the ACC, 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games, and 0-4 against the spread following a win. Duke is 5-12-2 against the spread against the ACC, 2-5-1 against the spread following a win, and 6-0 against the spread in Saturday games.
The total is at 146.5 and sinking but I like the over in this one so the lower it goes the more I like it. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the app.