Syracuse vs. Duke Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

Syracuse vs. Duke Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Syracuse vs. Duke Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Syracuse vs. Duke fearless prediction and game preview.


Syracuse vs. Duke Broadcast

Date: Saturday, November 16
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC
Network: ACC Network

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Why Syracuse Will Win

Duke’s offense has picked a bad time to take a break.

The offense that was so sharp early in the year has suffered a power outage, failing to score more than 17 points in any of the last three games after scoring 30 or more in the previous five.

The passing game doesn’t have anything happening down the field – the dinking and midrange passes aren’t going anywhere – and the ground game hasn’t been able to get over four yards per pop in any of the last five games.

The Syracuse defense needs the break.

For all of the problems on both sides of the ball, the Orange are great at taking the ball away, and they should be able to generate a few easy scoring opportunities against a Duke offense that’s way too happy to give the ball away.

The Orange have turned it over 16 times in the last five games.

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Why Duke Will Win

The Syracuse offense isn’t doing enough.

On a four-game losing streak, the Orange have yet to beat a Power Five team, they’re winless in ACC play, and they’re not going on enough long and sustained drives.

That’s because the offensive line isn’t doing anything.

Syracuse is still dead last in the nation in sacks allowed, the running game is averaging just three yards per carry, and even when Tommy DeVito has a good game – he threw for 289 yards and three scores against Boston College two weeks ago – it isn’t enough.

Despite all of the recent problems, Duke has enough decent offensive parts that can move the ball however it wants against this Orange D. This is the game for the Blue Devils to try cranking up that passing game again – it should work if Quinten Harris can get hot early.

What’s Going To Happen

Duke will start to look the part again. Harris will hit over 60% of his passes, the offense will keep things moving enough to keep the Orange O off the field, and the slide will finally stop.

The Blue Devils will get the win they have to have, and then need to win one of their final two games against Wake Forest and Miami to become bowl eligible.

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Syracuse vs. Duke Prediction, Line

Duke 31, Syracuse 20
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Duke -10.5, o/u: 54.5
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
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