Duke vs. Virginia Prediction
ACC rivals meet on ESPN Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. ET when Virginia hosts No. 7 Duke from John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA. Seeing as how the Cavaliers knocked off the Blue Devils on the road a few weeks back, is Virginia the best bet when it comes to this matchup?
699 Duke Blue Devils (-4.5) at 700 Virginia Cavaliers (+4.5); o/u 130
7:00 p.m. ET, John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA
Duke Blue Devils DFS Snapshot
Paolo Banchero ended with 17 points (6-12 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 30 minutes during Saturday’s 88-70 victory over Florida State. Banchero has scored in double digits in all but one of his games this season, and the star freshman continues to show he’s more than ready to make the jump to the NBA next season. He also has eight double-doubles on the campaign.
Virginia Cavaliers DFS Snapshot
Jayden Gardner closed Saturday’s 74-71 victory over Miami (FL) with 23 points (9-14 FG, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and three blocks over 37 minutes. Gardner ended three boards away from posting a double-double, and this was his fifth straight game with double-digit points and at least seven rebounds. The forward has been playing well for the Cavaliers and has scored in double digits in each of his last 10 appearances, averaging 17.5 points per game while shooting 50.7 percent from the field in that span.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The Blue Devils have covered in four of their last five games as a road favorite, are 4-1 against the number in their last five road games and are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games versus an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the Cavaliers are 3-9-1 against the spread in their last 13 games following a win and are 7-16-1 at the betting window in their last 24 games following an ATS win.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: DUKE BLUE DEVILS -4.5