Miami vs. Duke Prediction
No. 18 Duke has lost back-to-back games, but will the Blue Devils cover when they host Miami at 7:15PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blue Devils are 9.5-point home favorites versus the Hurricanes while the over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points. As of this writing, neither the side nor the total have moved off the original number.
MIAMI KEY TRENDS: The Hurricanes are a perfect 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games after allowing more than 90 points in their previous game and are 12-3 against the number in their last 15 games as a road underdog of between 7 and 12.5 points. They're also 33-16-3 at the betting window in their last 52 games as a road underdog.
DUKE KEY TRENDS: The Blue Devils have failed to cover in four of their last five games as a favorite and are just 1-6 at the betting window in their last seven games overall. They've also been an atrocious play in ACC play, failing to cover in nine of their last 10 conference games. They're also 1-5 against the spread in their last six games coming off a loss.
OUR PREDICTION: The Hurricanes are 7-0-1 against the spread in their last eight road games versus the Blue Devils and have covered in five of their last six games overall versus Duke. The underdog is also 8-3-2 against the spread in the last 13 meetings between these two teams while the road squad is 8-2-1 against the number in the last 11 meetings between these two teams.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: MIAMI HURRICANES +9.5