Planning on watching today's Orange and Blue Devils game? Catch the action at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC, as the Blue Devils hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN. The over/under for this game is set at 152 points, and the Blue Devils are the home favorites against the Orange in a Atlantic Coast conference matchup.

SYRACUSE ORANGE VS DUKE BLUE DEVILS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Syracuse Orange +14.5

This game will be played at Cameron Indoor Stadium at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, January 2nd.

WHY BET THE SYRACUSE ORANGE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Blue Devils.
  • Even though we have Duke winning straight-up, we like Syracuse at +14.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Are the Orange Ready for a Road Win?

Today, Syracuse will face Duke in their 14th game of the season. So far this year, they have a record of 10-3. When playing on the road, Syracuse is 2-2, while they are 8-1 at home. Syracuse has a subpar ATS record, currently sitting below .500 at 6-7. On the road, the Orange are 2-2 vs. the spread, while at home they are 4-5.

Through 13 games, Syracuse has an over/under record of 6-7-0 with their games averaging a combined 148.8 points per game so far. The Orange have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 151 points per game.

Syracuse's offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 81 points against Pittsburgh. They had an overall field goal percentage of 47.4% and made 24/30 free throws. Quadir Copeland was the leading scorer for the Orange, putting up 22 points. In addition, Maliq Brown contributed 15 points.

Currently, the Orange's defense holds the 135th rank in the nation, allowing 70.4 points per game. The Syracuse defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 73 points and allowed Pittsburgh to connect on 3 threes.

Will Duke Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Duke comes into today's game with a 9-3 overall record. On the road, Duke has gone 1-2, while at home they are 8-1. Duke's ATS performance leading into today's game is 7-5. Over their last five games, the team has a solid 4-1 record vs. the spread.

Duke comes in with an over/under record of 6-5-1 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 150 points per game so far. The Blue Devils have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 160 points per game.

Duke's offense had a good outing, putting up 106 points against Queens (NC). They achieved a 58% field goal percentage and went 17/23 from the free-throw line. Jared McCain led the scoring for the Blue Devils, contributing 24 points. Additionally, Kyle Filipowski chipped in with 19 points.

This season, the Duke defense has been impressive, holding the 77th position in the country while permitting an average of 66.7 points per contest. Duke's defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Queens (NC) offense to knock down 58% of their shots on their way to putting up 69 points.