Duke Blue Devils vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 2/26/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
The Duke Blue Devils (24-4) are traveling to Carrier Dome on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Syracuse Orange (15-13).
The Duke Blue Devils took the court against Virginia and earned the victory with a final of 65-61 in their last game. Duke ended with a 48.0% field goal percentage (24 out of 50) and buried 7 out of their 17 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Blue Devils made 10 of their 17 attempts for a percentage of 58.8%. Regarding getting rebounds, they collected 31 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 9 dimes in the game while forcing the opposition into 6 turnovers and earning 3 steals. Concerning the defense, Duke allowed the other team to go 43.6% from the floor on 24 out of 55 shooting. Virginia distributed 16 dimes and had 5 steals in the matchup. In addition, Virginia pulled down 30 rebounds (6 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Virginia shot 62.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 5 of their 8 shots. They knocked down 8 of 20 attempts from 3-point range. In regard to fouls, the Blue Devils finished with 10 and Virginia accounted for 13 fouls.
Jeremy Roach is one player who was a contributor for the contest. He ended up shooting 85.7% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist. He played 32 mins and snagged 3 boards. He notched 15 points on 6 of 7 shooting.
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Duke heads into this contest with a record of 24-4 on the year. They turn it over 10.6 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 13.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Duke is pulling in 39.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 478 assists this year, which has them ranked 8th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Blue Devils are hitting 36.8% from downtown (225 of 611) and 72.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 79.5 points per contest (22nd in the country) while hitting 48.4% from the floor.
Defensively, the Blue Devils have forced 11.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.8 fouls. They are ranked 255th in college basketball in giving up assists with 369 conceded on the season. The Blue Devils defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 40.7% (716 of 1,760) and they relinquish 34.2 boards per contest as a unit. They are giving up 30.0% on 3-point attempts while they are 62nd in college hoops in PPG allowed (65.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Syracuse Orange walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 79-69 when they played Notre Dame. The Orange were able to collect 25 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 28 for the contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while earning 3 steals for this contest. Notre Dame earned 9 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Orange to the charity stripe for a total of 15 tries. They were able to convert 11 of those for a clip of 73.3%. In relation to shooting from 3-point land, Syracuse knocked down 6 of 23 attempts (26.1%). Overall, the Orange ended up shooting 26 for 57 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.6%. The Orange allowed Notre Dame to make 25 of their 62 tries from the floor which had them at 40.3% for the contest. They finished 33.3% from 3-point land by connecting on 11 of 33 and ended up going 18 of 21 at the free throw line (85.7%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Syracuse allowed Notre Dame to grab 37 in total (9 offensive).
Jimmy Boeheim ended up having an impact for the Orange in this contest. He converted 10 out of 18 in the game for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and accounted for 7 rebounds. He racked up 27 points in his 40 mins on the court and had 1 assist in the game.
Syracuse has a win-loss record of 15-13 for the season. The Orange are responsible for committing 14.1 fouls every game while shooting 72.1% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.5 times per contest (87th in the country) and they are turning it over 11.0 times per contest. Syracuse has totaled 2,155 points for the year (77.0 per game) and they snag 36.3 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Orange are shooting 45.1% from the field, which is 124th in college hoops.
The Syracuse defense allows 33.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (290 of 871) and their opposition knocks down 75.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 18.5 dimes and 37.6 total boards per game, which is 358th and 323rd in college hoops. The Orange on the defensive side of the court are 301st in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 74.0. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.1% from the floor (124th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Duke
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