The highlight from the Saturday February 22nd card from NCAA college basketball has the Syracuse Orange hitting the road to face the Duke Blue Devils. The Orange and Blue Devils get underway from Duke at 7PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV will provide the coast to coast broadcast. Check out the college basketball wagering odds listed at Bovada sportsbook.
The current NCAA college basketball odds listed for this ACC battle has the home team Duke Blue Devils the -6 ½ point wagering favorite with the total set at 134 points. Bettors placing money line wagers on Duke will receive a -280 odds return while bettors making money line bets on Syracuse can receive +240 odds.
This is a rematch of a meeting between these two schools held in Syracuse back on February 1st in what has to be labeled thus far the best regular season game of the current season from college basketball. The game went into overtime with Syracuse earning the 91-89 victory and failing to cover as a -4 ½ point wagering favorite. Duke was able to hang tough with Syracuse on the strength of their three point shooting as the team made 15 of 36 from beyond the arc that totaled out to 41.7%. Syracuse was able to hit on 57.4% of their shots on the Duke defense which has to be a major concern heading into the return matchup. We see an inflated point spread for in-season revenge. That angle has been money for bettors playing on the losing team in the first meeting. But it seems that the lines makers have been paying out too much with this angle and now it’s time for them to win some of their money back from the trend bettors who will simply play the team needing revenge in this high profile game. For Duke to stay close with Syracuse they must shoot for a very high percentage form the three point line. That will not be easy against Syracuse who will make adjustments after the first meeting. Syracuse was able to get to 91 points on Duke on only 4 three point attempts. The Orange was able to get good high percentage looks around the hole on the Blue Devils defenders. Syracuse will cover this number against Duke.
With our college basketball pick on Saturday we will play on the Syracuse Orange at +6 1/2 points at the sports book.