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Syracuse vs. Duke College Basketball Predictions: Sharps Finding Value Following Buddy Boeheim’s Suspension

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Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: Syracuse Orange guard Buddy Boeheim (35)

  • Syracuse crushed Florida State in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday, but will be without its leading scorer, Buddy Boeheim, for Thursday's matchup with top-seeded Duke.
  • Boeheim, who is also the ACC's leading scorer, was suspended for Thursday's game against Duke after throwing a throwing a punch at Florida State's Wyatt Wilkes during yesterday's game.
  • While Syracuse vs. Duke odds clearly shifted on news of Boeheim's suspension, what's even more intriguing is how odds have moved since.

Syracuse vs. Duke Odds

Syracuse Odds +14.5
Duke Odds -14.5
Over/Under 149.5
Date Thursday, March 10
Time 12 p.m. ET
Channel ESPN

*Odds as of Thursday morning

Storylines are abound ahead of Thursday’s Syracuse vs. Duke ACC Tournament matchup.

Duke hasn’t played since an embarrassing 13-point loss to rival North Carolina on Saturday in Coach K’s final home game and nobody knows how the Blue Devils will respond today.

On the other hand, after closing as a 2.5-point underdog, Syracuse crushed Florida State 96-57 on Wednesday to advance to today’s showdown with 1-seed Duke. However, the Orange will be without one key player.

Buddy Boeheim, who led the ACC in scoring this season, was suspended for today’s game for throwing a punch at Florida State’s Wyatt Wilkes.

But it’s not how the market reacted to Boeheim’s suspension that’s so interesting, it’s how it has reacted since.

Let’s dive in.

Syracuse vs. Duke Picks