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ESPN Predicts When Duke Will Lose Its Next Game

Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett of the Duke Blue Devils

DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 27: Teammates RJ Barrett #5 and Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils talk during their game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 27, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

No. 1 Duke suffered its second defeat of the season last night, falling 95-91 to Syracuse in overtime. The Blue Devils might have suffered an even bigger loss with the injury to true freshman point guard Tre Jones.

Jones has been the catalyst for Duke on both ends this season. He suffered a shoulder separation diving for a loose ball in the first half against the Orange.

Jones is out indefinitely, and even Mike Krzyzewski said after the game he expects him out "a while." That's bad news for a team that doesn't have another capable point guard on its roster.

It is especially bad with No. 4 Virginia coming into Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday. The Blue Devils will miss Jones immensely in that game, and they have to hope freshman Cam Reddish is back after missing last night's game with flu-like symptoms.

ESPN has updated its prediction for Saturday's Duke-Virginia game. The BPI greatly favors the Cavaliers.

Virginia has a 68.8 percent chance of winning, according to the computer.

ESPN FPI prediction for Duke-Virginia.

Duke and Virginia will tip off at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday.

ESPN will broadcast the game.