College Basketball Odds: Duke-Syracuse Rematch Takes Center Stage
The Duke Blue Devils have looked relatively mortal thus far throughout the 2013-14 NCAA campaign, but did wonders for their long-term forecast in an overtime clash with the Syracuse Orange earlier this month. Since then, their rank has soared , up from No. 17 then to No. 5 now and their odds of winning March Madness have begun to climb as well. Now the two are set to clash all over again.
For Jim Boeheim and Syracuse, things have stayed more or less the same – not a bad thing when your team is the top-ranked program in the country and among the favorites on the college basketball futures.
The Orange, in fact, sit No. 2 in the sportsbook with 6/1 odds of winning March Madness while the Blue Devils sit further down the list at 9/1.
More than a battle of two potential NCAA Tournament contenders, however, the February 22 rematch pits a pair of legitimate ACC rivals against one another in a heated reminder of one of the most memorable games of this season so far.
Expect Duke’s success to rely heavily on the production of freshman phenom Jabari Parker. The NBA-bound swingman’s 19.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game give the Blue Devils a chance any time they take the court, and the game will take place on Duke soil as well.
Is Syracuse’s undefeated record at risk?
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