Red Storm vs. Blue Devils Prediction
The second-ranked Duke Blue Devils are once again big favorites at home this afternoon as they entertain the St. John's Red Storm. Can Duke win by enough to cover the number?
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Cameron Indoor Stadium at 12PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Blue Devils are a 17.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 160.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 62 percent of public bets are siding with visiting St. John's. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Red Storm rolls at Creighton
St. John's improved to 16-5 overall and 4-5 in the Big East Wednesday night with a convincing 83-67 victory at the Bluejays. The Red Storm led 44-34 at halftime on its way to the win. St. John's shot 33-of-57 from the floor, 13-of-31 from 3-point distance and 4-of-4 at the free throw line. Shamorie Ponds paced the Red Storm with 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting including 4-of-8 from 3-point distance and 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also tallied eight rebounds, eight assists and six steals. Mustapha Heron had 17 points and seven boards. LJ Figueroa contributed 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Bryan Trimble Jr. added 11 points, four caroms and two assists off the bench.
Blue Devils dominate Irish
Duke raced to an 83-61 victory Monday night at Notre Dame to move to 18-2 overall and 7-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Blue Devils led 46-28 at halftime and continued to roll after the break. Duke shot 32-of-59 from the field, 10-of-19 on 3-pointers and 9-of-16 at the free throw line. Zion Williamson paced the Blue Devils with 26 points on 10-of-12 shooting including 1-of-1 from 3-point range plus 5-of-9 at the charity stripe. He also notched nine rebounds, four assists and four blocked shots. R.J. Barrett accounted for 17 points and nine boards. Cam Reddish added 13 points, three assists and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Red Storm are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games versus the ACC. St. John's is 3-1-1 ATS in its last five road games.
The Blue Devils are 5-1 ATS in its last six non-conference games. Duke is 7-18-1 ATS in its last 26 games versus the Big East.
This spread is big and St. John's is enjoying a decent enough season, but this is Duke we are talking about. The Blue Devils have the talent to blow out anyone and look to be putting it together again now that they are fully healthy. The Red Storm haven't lost a game by more than 11 points this season, yet it has also played just one top-20 squad. Duke is on a whole different level.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: DUKE BLUE DEVILS -17.5