Duke vs Syracuse Predictions and Free College Basketball Picks
Although March is technically not here yet, the madness has begun. College basketball teams are already trying to get into position for a good seed in the NCAA Tournament. It’s not time to fill out your brackets, but it is time to start ramping up your research if you want to win March Madness contests. Here is our Duke vs Syracuse predictions and free college basketball pick against the spread for Saturday, February 26th.
Duke vs Syracuse Predictions
Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is coaching his final season and that makes every game seem important. However, it is Syracuse that needs a signature win late in the season. Syracuse has little chance to make the big dance but a win against Duke will go a long way. Duke is the better team, but they are just 5-4 against the spread (ATS) on the road. The Orange are 11-3 overall at home and they are 7-1 ATS in the last eight games after a loss. Syracuse may not win this game, but they will keep it close.
Purdue vs Michigan State
Purdue is the much better team, but why are they only -4.5 favorites? If the odds look too good to be true, they usually are. The Boilermakers are powered by one of the best offenses in the country, but it covers up for a porous defense. However, the Spartans can shoot the ball well from beyond the arc and in a close game, they deliver at the free-throw line. The odds seem low but Purdue is only 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 games as a road favorite. The home team is 5-1-1 in the series and the Spartans win on Saturday.
Notre Dame -10 over Georgia Tech
The Yellowjackets are in a travel nightmare situation. They have been in a travel crunch for the last week and will be flat after a win over Virginia Tech at home. The Fighting Irish are 12-4 ATS in the last 16 games and get the blowout win at home.
TCU +5 over Texas Tech
The Horned Frogs are in revenge mode after a blowout loss in Lubbock. Meanwhile, the surprising Red Raiders will be in letdown mode after a big win against Oklahoma. Texas Tech is 1-8 ATS as a road favorite and the Horned Frogs are 13-5-3 ATS in the last 21 games.
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