Hurricanes vs. Blue Devils Prediction
The eighth-ranked Duke Blue Devils will attempt to bounce back from two straight losses tonight at home as they welcome in the Miami Hurricanes. Is Duke a good bet to cover the big spread?
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Cameron Indoor Stadium at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Blue Devils are an 18-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 150.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 70 percent of public bets are coming in on host Duke. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Hurricanes toppled by Seminoles
Miami lost by a score of 83-79 in overtime Saturday at home versus Florida State to fall to 10-7 overall and 2-5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes outscored the Seminoles 39-38 in the second half, but were outscored 14-10 in the extra session. Chris Lykes paced Miami with 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting including 6-of-10 from 3-point distance. He also recorded two assists and two blocked shots. Dejan Vasiljevic accounted for 19 points, three rebounds and two steals. Kameron McGusty added 15 points in 36 minutes of action.
Blue Devils upset by Cardinals
Duke lost 79-73 at home Saturday night versus Louisville to drop to 15-3 overall and 3-2 in conference action. The Blue Devils trailed 42-32 at halftime and were unable to recover. Cassius Stanley paced Duke with 24 points on 7-of-17 shooting including 1-of-7 from 3-point range plsu 9-of-10 at the free throw line. He also ripped down 11 rebounds. Matthew Hurt accounted for 16 points and two boards. Vernon Carey Jr. tallied 12 points, six caroms and two steals. Tre Jones added 12 points, seven assists, three steals and two rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Hurricanes are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games as an underdog. Miami is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games following a straight up loss.
The Blue Devils are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 Tuesday games. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings.
Duke has hit a bit of a rut, but tonight could be a get well spot against a Miami team it already dominated by 33 on the road earlier this month. The Blue Devils should come in a little salty and the home crowd always is a factor. Look for a convincing Duke win to remind everyone it is still one of the most talented teams in the nation.
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