Duke vs Syracuse Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse +6.5
The Duke Blue Devils travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 6.5 point favorites.
Duke comes into this game with an overall record of 17-3. They currently have a point differential of 18.7 as they are averaging 82.7 points per game while giving up 64.1 per contest. Syracuse has an overall record of 13-8. They are averaging 73.2 points per game and surrendering 66.2, good for a point differential of 7.0.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 14-6-0 against the over/under
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 10-11-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 13-8-0 against the over/under
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
01/06/20 F Wendell Moore Jr. Hand is out indefinitely
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/20/19 G Jalen Carey Thumb is out for season
01/06/20 F Robert Braswell Leg is out for season
Tre Jones averages 14.9 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest. He averages 6.8 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Vernon Carey Jr. comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 24.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 59%.
Buddy Boeheim averages 16.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Elijah Hughes averages 19.3 points per game while playing 38.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils allow 64.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 58th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 126th and 84th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 61st, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 123rd place in the NCAA. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 321st in the nation. Duke averages 82.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 18.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 46th in D-1. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 30th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 180th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange surrender 66.2 points per contest, which ranks them 102nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 37th and 77th in those defensive statistics. They rank 342nd with 17.0 assists allowed per contest, and 221st with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 129th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game. Syracuse is 123rd in the country with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 134th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 82nd in the nation. They are 172nd in the country in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game and 47th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Orange are 320th in turnovers per game with 11.4.
The Blue Devils are 5th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.3. In terms of pace they are 53rd in the country with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 23rd. As a team they are 40th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 286th in Division 1. Duke is 263rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 296th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 41st in the country in offensive rating with 108.9. In terms of pace they are 303rd in Division 1 with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 74th. As a team they are 74th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 35th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Duke/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Syracuse +6.5
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