Syracuse vs. Duke

Paxton Hall, Sports

Get ready for an ACC battle as the Duke Blue Devils and the Syracuse Orange will face off at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. Duke is 4-5 overall and 2-2 at home, while Syracuse is 3-6 overall and 1-3 on the road. Duke is ranked sixth in the Coastal Division; Syracuse is ranked seventh in the Atlantic Division. The Blue Devils are favored by 11 points in the latest Duke vs. Syracuse odds, while the over-under is set at 54.5. Before entering any Syracuse vs. Duke picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

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Duke has to be hurting after a devastating 38-7 defeat at the hands of Notre Dame last week. Quarterback Quentin Harris has had a decent season overall but had a rough outing against the Irish. Despite one touchdown, he threw one interception and fumble the ball once, with only 3.64 yards per passing attempt. After winning three of their first four, the Blue Devils have now dropped four of their last five and are just 2-4-2 against the spread this season. 

Meanwhile, Syracuse went down 58-27 to Boston College two weeks ago. Syracuse was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 44-20. It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Orange, and the defense continues to be a problem. Defensive coordinator Brian Ward was fired earlier in the season, but Syracuse still hasn’t found many answers on that side of the ball.