Duke vs Syracuse
NCAA basketball, Duke against Syracuse. We are slowly entering into end of the season. Here IMO there should be no doubt about game winner. It should be Duke. Probably also covered handicap but I think some different approach to this game is better. For me the best bet here is under the totals.
Firstly, Syracuse is the biggest upset in Sweet 16. They came so late in the season after pulling three underdogs victories in the playoffs. But Duke should be too much for them.
Syracuse was winning thanks to excellent defense. They are ranked as Top 5 defensive sides. Especially they are amazing in defending 3-pts shoots due to playing zone. But such tactics have it's bad consequences in bad defensive rebounding, plus note Duke is No.1 offensive rebounding team. So expect many second chance shoots for Duke.
Syracuse thanks to excellent defense has limited all three play off opponents on max 60 pts. That was impressive. Note they met Duke in February and even them limited on only 60 pts but Duke still won convincing, 60:44. And why? Well due to poor offense from Syracuse. Namely Syracuse is not even Top 300 in NCAA when it comes to 2-pts as well 3-pts %.
So, tonight I expect Syracuse will again defend well. Note Duke in the mentioned mutual game had only 2/18 for 3-pts. But Syracuse poor offense will cost them and will further help this under bet.
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Duke vs Syracuse prediction
|Under 133.5||Unibet||1.92||10||69-65 LOST (-10 units)|