Clemson vs. Duke Pick
Can No. 18 Duke continue its momentum and pick up a sizable win over Clemson today at 1PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Duke is the clear favorite today, as the Blue Devils are getting odds of -12 points against the Tigers. The over/under total for the game is listed at 151.5 points. Duke has won seven of its last nine against Clemson, but the Tigers have covered in three of the last four in this series.
Duke is on a four-game winning streak following its 86-78 win over North Carolina on Thursday. The Blue Devils are now 19-5 overall and 7-4 in the ACC. Despite the win streak, the Blue Devils are just 2-2 against the spread during the wins and 10-13 ATS on the season. Duke is averaging 82.7 points per game on offense, including 86.2 at home. On defense, Duke holds opponents to 68.3 points per game. At home, that drops to 64.4. Luke Kennard is leading Duke with 19.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game while Grayson Allen is adding 16.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4 assists per contest.
Clemson has lost two straight coming into today to fall to 13-10 overall and 3-8 in the ACC. The Tigers are also just 9-12 against the spread on the season, including a 4-7 mark on the road. While Clemson averages 75 points per game on offense, it is giving up 71.3 on defense. On the road, the Tigers put up just 65.1 points per game and allow 77. Jaron Blossomgame is leading the team with 17.8 points per contest while Avry Holmes is adding 11.6 per game.
Duke is coming off a big win over rival UNC, but that was about 36 hours ago. The Blue Devils have a quick turnaround from an emotional win. While they are on a win streak, they still haven’t quite played to their potential in most of those contests. Duke still lets teams it shouldn’t hang around and I see that happening today with Clemson due to the emotional letdown from the win over the Heels.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: DUKE -12