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Syracuse vs. Duke: Blue Devils Open as 3.5-Point Favorite

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Syracuse vs. Duke takes place Saturday, November 8 at 12:30 p.m. EST in the Carrier Dome.

Brett Carlsen

The Duke Blue Devils will come to the Carrier Dome this Saturday as the No. 22 team in the nation. So it's not much of a surprise to find out they'll be favored to beat the struggling Syracuse Orange as well.

According to various oddsmakers, the Devils open as a 3.5-point favorite for this weekend's matchup. Oddsshark differs slightly by putting Duke down as a 4-point favorite.

Duke enters the game with a 7-1 record while riding a three-game winning streak capped with a double overtime 51-48 victory over Pitt this weekend. Despite the ACC Coastal being a s***show all season, the Blue Devils have pulled ahead of the pack and control their own destiny to the ACC Championship Game. Their lone loss was a 22-10 defeat at the hands of the Miami Hurricanes, which seems pretty #goacc in retrospect. Perhaps that should give us hope.

Syracuse enters the game in the midst of their second losing streak of the season. After a 2-0 start, the Orange have ridden a wave of injuries and rough offensive outputs to a 3-6 record. Now on the brink of missing a bowl game for the first time in three seasons, SU needed to win-out in order to qualify. They never like to make it easy, do they?

Syracuse vs. Duke takes place Saturday, November 8 at 12:30 p.m. EST.