Syracuse at Duke - 3/10/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Syracuse at Duke - 3/10/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Duke Blue Devils (26-5) vs Syracuse Orange (16-16)

Game Info: Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Barclays Center)

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The Syracuse Orange will play the Duke Blue Devils in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on Thursday.

The Syracuse Orange are 16-16 (9-11) this season and have lost four of their last five games. Syracuse is coming off of a win against Florida State by a score of 96-57. Syracuse shot 51.4% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the game. Cole Swider led the Orange with 28 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Syracuse is averaging 76.7 points per game and is giving up 75.2 points per game against, while also averaging 35.7 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Buddy Boeheim is the leading scorer for Syracuse, but is suspended for this game. Cole Swider is averaging 13.4 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game, while Joseph Girard III is averaging 13.4 points per game and 4.2 assists per game for the Orange. Syracuse is shooting 45% on field goals, 73.5% on free throws, and 37.5% on three pointers.

The Duke Blue Devils are 26-5 (16-4) this season and have won seven of their last eight games. Duke lost to North Carolina by a score of 94-81 in their last game. Duke shot 49.3% from the field and turned the ball over nine times in the loss. Paolo Banchero led the Blue Devils with 23 points and 5 assists in the game. Duke is averaging 80.4 points per game and is giving up 66 points per game against, while also averaging 38.5 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per game. Paolo Banchero is averaging 17.1 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game, while Wendell Moore Jr. is averaging 13.1 points per game and 4.6 assists per game for the Blue Devils. Duke is shooting 48.9% on field goals, 73.1% on free throws, and 37.7% on three pointers.

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Syracuse is 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 Thursday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. The over is 5-1 in Syracuse’s last 6 games. Duke is 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games. The over is 5-1 in Duke’s last 6 games. The favorite is 5-0-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.

Duke swept the season series this year by scores of 97-72 and 79-59. Not having Boeheim is going to really hurt the Syracuse offensive attack and will put even more stress on a bad Syracuse defense to get stops. I expect a lot of points to be scored in this game, but I like Duke to win going away.

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