The Duke Blue Devil's will face off against the Syracuse Orange in the Midwest Regional Semifinals on March 23 in Omaha, NE.
The Blue Devils (-800) have trampled over their opponents so far in the NCAA Tournament by at least 22 points per game. The Devils matched up against the Iona Gaels in the First Round. Duke's Marvin Bagley III sunk 22 points and added seven rebound tto lead the Blue Devils to a 89-67 victory. The Rhode Island Rams tried to get in their way in the second round of betting action but could not keep their composure and lost 62-87. The Vegas odds makers favorite Duke Blue Devils are listed at -11 1/2(-110) and the road dog Syracuse Orange at +11 1/2(-110). For the over/under bettor, the game total is listed at 133(-105)u and 133(-115)o.
The #11 Orange started off the post season as the 68th team to make the NCAA Tournament. Talk about dead last. Their First Four betting odds opponent was the #11 Arizona State Sun Devils. The Orange outscored the Devil 30-28 in both halves of the game for a win. Syracuse (+500) had another chance. This time against TCU Horned Frogs. The game was close at the half (27-28) then after half time the Orange rallied to a 57-52 victory. The Second Round produced #3 Michigan State as the Orange's opponent. Syracuse was down by 3 going into the half but took opportunities in the second half to defeat the Spartans (55-53) and advance to the Sweet 16 round. Can Syracuse upset yet another odds makers favorite? Can the Blue Devil's penetrate the zone defense of the Orange?
Who is your pick for this Midwest Regional Semifinal?
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