Duke vs. Syracuse - 1/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Syracuse Orange (12-7) at Duke Blue Devils (14-4)
College Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -12 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds
The Syracuse Orange and the Duke Blue Devils face off on Monday at Cameron Indoor Arena in ACC college basketball action.
The Duke Blue Devils are 14-4 this season but they have lost their last two games including their last game at home to Notre Dame. Duke is averaging 86.9 points and they are shooting 48.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.7 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Grayson Allen leads the Blue Devils averaging 20.2 points per game. Brandon Ingram is averaging 16.8 points and 5.9 rebounds, Matt Jones is averaging 13.1 points, and Luke Kennard is averaging 12.9 points. Duke is 10-1 at home this season.
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The Syracuse Orange are 12-7 this season and they are coming off of back-to-back blowout wins. Syracuse is averaging 71.1 points and they are shooting 42.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Michael Gbinije leads the Orange averaging 17.2 points per game. Trevor Cooney is averaging 13.9 points, Malachi Richardson is averaging 12.8 points, and Tyler Roberson is averaging 9.9 points and 8.5 rebounds. Syracuse is 1-3 on the road this season.
Duke is 7-3 against the spread against the ACC, 4-1-1 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, and 16-7-1 against the spread in their last 24 road games. Syracuse is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 7-23-2 against the spread against the ACC, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games. Syracuse is 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four games against Duke.
I don’t like Duke’s defense and while Syracuse is traditionally over rated when it comes to the point spread they look to be a good value here.