Blue Devils vs. Yellow Jackets Prediction
The second-ranked Duke Blue Devils will be double-digit favorites on the road tonight at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Is a bet on the favorites the way to go in this spot?
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
McCamish Pavilion at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Blue Devils are a 12-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 139.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 63 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Duke. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Blue Devils blast Hurricanes
Duke cruised to a 95-62 victory Saturday night at Miami to improve to 13-1 overall and 1-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Blue Devils led 50-36 at halftime and pulled away further quickly after the break. Vernon Carey Jr. led Duke with 24 points on 11-of-14 shooting including 2-of-4 from the free throw line. He also grabbed nine rebounds. Cassius Stanley tallied 20 points, five boards and two assists. Matthew Hurt added 13 points, six caroms, four assists, three steals and two blocked shots.
Yellow Jackets ease past Tar Heels
Georgia Tech earned a 96-83 victory Saturday at North Carolina to move to 7-7 overall and 2-2 in conference action. The Yellow Jackets raced out to a 47-27 halftime advantage on their way to the win. Jose Alvarado paced Georgia Tech with 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting including 4-of-6 from 3-point range plus 5-of-7 at the charity stripe. He also registered eight assists and six steals. Moses Wright tallied 22 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots. James Banks III recorded 12 points and seven caroms. Bubba Parham added 11 points, three boards, two assists and two steals off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Blue Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games. Duke is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 Wednesday games.
The Yellow Jackets are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games as an underdog. The home team is 1-5 in the last six meetings.
Do you really want to bet against Duke right now? While only Michigan State has been a strong opponent, the Blue Devils have won each of their last seven games by at least 12 points. Georgia Tech is a vulnerable team that might be coming in a little too confident after its win over a struggling UNC squad. Duke is capable of humbling the Yellow Jackets fast.
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