Blue Devils vs. Tigers Prediction
The third-ranked Duke Blue Devils are double-digit favorites tonight at the Clemson Tigers. Is a bet on Duke the right way to go here?
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Littlejohn Coliseum at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Blue Devils are a 10-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 135.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 81 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Duke. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Blue Devils blast Demon Deacons
Duke cruised to a 90-59 home win Saturday over Wake Forest to improve to 15-1 overall and 5-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Blue Devils led 49-23 at halftime on their way to the victory. Tre Jones paced Duke with 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting including 3-of-4 from 3-point distance. He also recorded five assists, four steals and three rebounds. Cassius Stanley had 16 points, four boards and two steals. Jack White tallied 11 points, six caroms and three blocked shots. Jordan Goldwire added 10 points, six dimes and two rebounds.
Tigers edge Tar Heels
Clemson earned a 79-76 overtime victory at North Carolina Saturday for its first win in 60 tries in Chapel Hill. The Tigers (8-7, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) outscored the Tar Heels 41-31 in the second half and 9-6 in the extra session to triumph. Aamir Simms led Clemson with 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 3-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also racked up eight rebounds, six assists, four blocked shots and three steals. Tevin Mack contributed 17 points and four boards. John Newman III added 17 points, six caroms, four assists and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Blue Devils are 4-1 ATS in their last five Tuesday games. Duke is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games overall.
The Tigers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. Clemson is 1-4 ATS in its last five Tuesday games.
There are a few reasons I love Duke in this spot. The most obvious is that the Blue Devils might be the best team in the country and have pounded foes routinely this season, home or away. The second is the fact that the Tigers are in a letdown spot as the victory over UNC was special for them considering how much of a rarity that was to accomplish in Chapel Hill. Tonight is only three days removed. Finally, Clemson's struggles are usually on the offensive end and the Blue Devils are ranked fourth nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency. Take Duke in this spot.
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