Duke vs Syracuse Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 18 (Syracuse Takes Care of Business on National TV)

Duke vs Syracuse Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 18 (Syracuse Takes Care of Business on National TV)


Duke vs Syracuse Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Duke (18-8, 9-6 ACC) vs. Syracuse (16-10, 9-6 ACC)
  • Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: JMA Wireless Dome -- Syracuse, New York
  • Coverage: ESPN

Both Duke and Syracuse come into this game as winners of three of their last five games. Duke has lost two of its last three and Syracuse has won three straight games, however, two of which were on the road.

Duke vs Syracuse Odds & Spread

Duke vs Syracuse Betting Trends

  • Duke is 9-17-0 against the spread this season.
  • Against the spread as 1.5-point favorites or more, the Blue Devils are 8-14.
  • Out of 26 Duke's games so far this season, 10 have hit the over.
  • Syracuse has beaten the spread 16 times in 26 games.
  • Against the spread as 1.5-point underdogs or more, the Orange are 6-3.
  • Out of Syracuse's 26 games so far this year, 15 have hit the over.
Duke Rank Duke AVG Syracuse AVG Syracuse Rank
182nd 71.4 Points Scored 74.6 115th
38th 64.3 Points Allowed 70.4 200th
13th 36.3 Rebounds 32 169th
12th 11.5 Off. Rebounds 8.5 198th
256th 6.7 3pt Made 6.2 302nd
88th 14.5 Assists 14.7 79th
200th 12.2 Turnovers 11.2 95th

Duke vs Syracuse Prediction & Pick

Yes, Duke bounced back after a really tough overtime loss to Virginia, but the Blue Devils go on the road again to the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, which isn't an easy place to play. Both Duke and Syracuse have played under expectations this season, but I expect The Orange to take care of business at home as winners of three straight games against a Duke team still trying to solidify its identity under new head coach John Scheyer.

Prediction: Duke 67 | Syracuse 72

Duke vs Syracuse Best Bet

Duke has been awful against the spread (ATS) this season, holding a 9-17 record so far there. Syracuse, on the other hand, has been quite good ATS this season, sitting at 14-9-3. The Orange are 8-4-3 ATS at home, while the Blue Devils are just 1-7 ATS, which is tied for the third-worst road ATS record in the country.

Those numbers don't exactly exude confidence in taking Duke on Saturday night. With a nationally televised game at home against a blue-blood program, expect Syracuse to be on their game in this one. Take the points at home.

Bet: Syracuse +1.5 (-118)

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