Duke vs Syracuse Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, February 18, 2023

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The Syracuse Orange (16-10, 9-6 ACC) will look to extend a three-game winning streak when hosting the Duke Blue Devils (18-8, 9-6 ACC) on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at JMA Wireless Dome. It airs at 6:00 PM ET on ESPN.

The Blue Devils face the Orange in a game that Duke is currently a slim favorite by 1 points. The point total for the game is set at 141.5.

Duke vs. Syracuse Odds

Point Spread for Duke vs. Syracuse

The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with sportsbooks listing Duke as the favorite.

Duke vs. Syracuse Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Duke has -119 odds to pick up the win, while Syracuse is listed at -101 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 141.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, February 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Syracuse, New York
  • Arena: JMA Wireless Dome

Duke vs. Syracuse Betting Trends

In the Duke’s 26 games this season, it has nine wins against the spread. The Blue Devils have won in 17, or 77.3%, of the 22 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Duke’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 10 times in 26 opportunities (38.5%).

Syracuse is 15-10-1 against the spread this year. The Orange have a 2-7 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 22.2% of those games). Syracuse’s games this season have hit the over on 14 of 26 set point totals (53.8%).

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Duke vs. Syracuse Key Players to Watch


Kyle Filipowski leads his squad in both points (15.1) and rebounds (9.1) per game, and also averages 1.4 assists. At the other end, he delivers 1.2 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Ryan Young is averaging 7.8 points, 1.4 assists and 6.4 rebounds per game. Tyrese Proctor is putting up 8.8 points, 2.9 assists and 3.3 rebounds per contest. Jeremy Roach is tops on the Blue Devils at 3.0 assists per contest, while also averaging 2.5 rebounds and 12.5 points.


Jesse Edwards is putting up a team-high 10.3 rebounds per game. And he is producing 14.3 points and 1.6 assists, making 58.5% of his shots from the floor. Judah Mintz is the Orange’s top assist man (4.6 per game), and he produces 15.6 points and 2.3 rebounds. Joseph Girard III is the Orange’s top scorer (16.9 points per game) and assist man (3.1), and contributes 3.0 rebounds. The Orange receive 6.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game from Maliq Brown.

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What you need to know about the Duke Blue Devils

Duke’s ACC games have gone over the point total seven out of 15 times this season. The Blue Devils rank 182nd in college basketball with 71.4 points per game this year. At the other end of the court, they rank 37th with 64.3 points allowed per game. Duke ranks 11th-best in the country by grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, it ranks 28th in college basketball (28.0 allowed per contest).

Offensively the Blue Devils have played better at home this season, putting up 76.6 points per game, compared to 67.6 per game on the road. Duke ranks 255th in college basketball with 6.7 treys per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 283rd with a 32.3% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Blue Devils are surrendering 6.1 threes per game (48th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 30.2% three-point percentage (27th-ranked).

In their last 10 contests, the Blue Devils have two wins against the spread, and are 6-4 overall. In its past 10 contests, Duke has gone over the total four times. In its last 10 games, Duke has been putting up 69.7 points per game, an average that’s slightly lower than the 71.4 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Duke has been more porous on the defensive side of the ball lately, giving up 67.2 points per game during its past 10 contests compared to the 64.3 points per game its opponents are averaging on the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Syracuse Orange

Syracuse has put together a 10-4-1 ATS record so far this season in conference games. In 2022-23, the Orange are 114th in the country on offense (74.6 points scored per game) and 199th defensively (70.4 points allowed). Syracuse collects 32.0 rebounds per game and concede 31.9 boards, ranking 168th and 239th, respectively, in college basketball.

The Orange average 78.3 points per game at home, and 69.2 away. Beyond the arc, Syracuse is 300th in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (6.2). It is 100th in 3-point percentage at 35.6%. Defensively, the Orange are worst in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded per game at 9.6. They are 156th in 3-point percentage conceded at 33.4%.

The Orange have gone 6-4 in their past 10 contests, with a 7-2-1 record against the spread during that span. Five of Syracuse’s past 10 outings have gone over the total. Syracuse is posting 74.6 points per contest in its last 10 games, which is the same number of points it is averaging for the season. Over their past 10 games, the Orange are giving up 72.1 points per contest, 1.7 more points than their season average (70.4).

Duke vs. Syracuse Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Duke, and we project that Duke will cover the spread (Duke -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 141.5 points.

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How to bet Duke vs. Syracuse

You can bet on Duke vs. Syracuse at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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