THE PROFESSOR’S ACC CONFERENCE SMOKE-JOB
(NCAAB) Syracuse vs. Duke, 02/22/2021 7:00 PM, Score: 71 - 85
Point Spread: -5.00 | -110.00 Duke (Home)
Result: Win
The Syracuse Orange come into this matchup with Duke having won six of their last eight games. As a team, the Orange are putting up 76.5 points a game and they are shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 33 percent from deep. On the defensive end, they are giving up 70.3 and their opponents are shooting 41.1 from the field and 31.2 percent from deep. The offense is led by Alan Griffin with 15.2 points a game and he grabs 6.6 rebounds. Buddy Boeheim adds 15.2 points and dishes out 2.9 assists.

The Duke Blue Devils have split their last six games but are starting to put things together to make a run at the end of the season. As a team, the Blue Devils are putting up 75.6 points a game and they are shooting 47 percent from the field and 35.9 percent from deep. On the defensive side, they are giving up 71.2 points and their opponents are shooting 46.6 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from deep. The offense is led by Matthew Hurt with 18.5 points a game and he grabs 6.4 rebounds. DJ Steward adds 12.9 points and 4.1 rebounds.

Duke is putting a run together to try and finish the season on a high note. it may be too little too late for them to make the Big Dance if they don't win the ACC Tournament. They are coming off a huge win over Virginia and in their last five games, they are winning by an average of 6.6 points and are shooting 52.5 percent from the field. Syracuse has not played well on the road this season and I don't expect them to start today.

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