Syracuse vs Duke Thu, Mar 14
|*Community||DUKE -12.5 50%||u/145.5 57%|
*Consensus from 3568 predictions.
|204th||3 PT %||253rd|
|54th||3 PT %||5th|
March Madness: Zion Williamson, Reid Travis and pivotal returns | SI.comDuke superstar Zion Williamson is not the only player whose March Madness returnfrom injury or suspensioncould play a pivotal postseason role. https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2019/03/13/zion-williamson-injury-reid-travis-march-madness?utm_campaign=si-ncaabb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&xid=socialflow_twitter_si
I didn't think I would, but I took Syracuse. If Battle was going to be out my bet may be different but double digits is too much at this point in the season. With Zion back in the lineup Duke may need some time to dust off the playbook with him. I sure don't expect the Orange to pull an upset but I got them to stay within 11.
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I like Syracuse +6 first half. I think Syracuse carries over their game flow from last night and Duke will be a little rusty with Zion back in the lineup. Good spot for a 1st half bet.
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Syracuse without Tyus Battle tonight is a major hit for the Cuse tonight. Battle was the Orange's leading scorer and he is expected to be replaced by Buddy Boeheim. Marques Bolden also out for Duke tonight, but Zion Williamson back tonight. We saw earlierthis season what Zion, RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish and Tre Jones can do as a group. Duke also the fresher team here as Syracuse shot their wad against Pittsburgh last night. Duke rolls.
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March Madness: Zion Williamson, Reid Travis and pivotal returns | SI.comDuke superstar Zion Williamson is not the only player whose March Madness returnfrom injury or suspensioncould play a pivotal postseason role. https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2019/03/13/zion-williamson-injury-reid-travis-march-madness?utm_campaign=si-ncaabb&utm_medium=social&xid=socialflow_twitter_si&utm_source=twitter.com
Official Site of the Orange: Orange, Duke Ready for ACCT Battle
Syracuse vs. Duke Game Details Thursday, March 14 | Charlotte, N.C. | 9 p.m. | Spectrum Center
CHARLOTTE - Syracuse and Duke get the chance to settle the season series when they meet in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament in Charlotte on Thursday, March 14. The squads split the two regular-season meetings with each winning on the other's home court. The game is the finale at the Spectrum Center and is scheduled for a 9 p.
Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: Key narratives for SU's duel with Duke
Since my head-coaching skills are widely known as remarkable and without any peers, I have a strategy to implement for the Syracuse basketball team. Start each contest without playing the first 20 minutes, and concede a halftime lead to every SU opponent. Sound good?
Kidding aside, in recent bouts against highly rated Duke, North Carolina, and Virginia, as well as on the road at Clemson, the 'Cuse went into the break with an advantage and then fell apart after intermission. Well, on Wednesday evening in the ACC Tournament's second round, Syracuse (20-12) found itself down by six points to Pittsburgh (14-19) going into the locker room.
Fansided: Syracuse Basketball: Top 5 things to know vs Duke in ACC Tournament
So I've got good news and bad news Syracuse basketball fans. We'll start off with the good news: the Orange are 100 percent in the tournament. With their win over Pittsburgh in the second round of the ACC Tournament, all the doubt has been expelled from the mind.
The bad news? Duke is SU's next opponent. The Blue Devils normally in any circumstance would be a near impossible task, but they just got a huge boost with the news that Zion Williamson has been medically cleared to return to action Thursday night.
While for Syracuse they will be without the services of star Tyus Battle after a nasty fall he suffered late in the Clemson game.
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Syracuse Orange (60% consensus). Conference Player of the Year Zion Williamson is expected to be back in uniform after missing most of the last six games when third-seeded Duke takes on sixth-seeded Syracuse in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on Thursday at Charlotte, N.C. The 6-7 freshman phenom went down in the opening minutes of the loss to No. 3 North Carolina with a knee sprain and the No. 5 Blue Devils have gone 3-3 since... http://bit.ly/2B4sOSu
Fansided: Duke Basketball: The Tyus Battle-less Orange are looking for major upset
The Syracuse Orange were dealt some bad news on Wednesday afternoon as news came down that star guard Tyus Battle would not play against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the Second Round of the ACC Tournament due to a back injury.
After Syracuse's win, the news didn't get much better as Jim Boeheim all but ruled out Battle for Thursday night's matchup against the Duke Blue Devils.
Battle, who was just named to the All-ACC Third Team, is the Syracuse's scoring leader, averaging 17.2 points per game, while shooting 43.
Betting Prediction for Syracuse Orange vs Duke Blue Devils on March 14, 2019, 9:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Duke will WIN , Syracuse will Cover , and the Total will go Over .
Call him the X factor, or in this case, the Z factor. Zion Williamson takes the Duke Blue Devils from good to great and he significantly increases their chances of covering a double-digit spread vs Syracuse. Duke and Syracuse split the season series with the visiting team winning straight up and against the spread each time. Many books are holding off on posting a line for this game until Zion's status is confirmed, but we have seen it at 11.5 or 12. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2VYDTvh