Blue Devils vs. Cardinals Prediction
The Duke Blue Devils might be ranked second in the nation, but they have been playing like the nation's best team the past several weeks. Can Duke overwhelm another opponent tonight when it plays at the 16th-ranked Louisville Cardinals?
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Blue Devils are an 8-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 150.5 points. As of Tuesday afternoon, 77 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Duke. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Blue Devils win seventh straight
Duke cruised to another victory Saturday as it downed host Virginia by a count of 81-71 to improve to 21-2 overall and 9-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Blue Devils outscored the Cavaliers 42-36 in the second half to pull away. Duke shot 26-of-45 from the field, 13-of-21 from 3-point range and 16-of-23 from the free throw line. R.J. Barrett paced the Blue Devils with 26 points on 8-of-15 shooting including 6-of-10 from 3-point range plus 4-of-7 at the free throw line. He also registered seven rebounds and three assists. Zion Williamson tallied 18 points, five rebounds, five dimes, three steals and three blocked shots. Cam Reddish had 18 points, five boards, five assists, three steals and two blocks. Tre Jones added 13 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals.
Cardinals downed in OT
Louisville lost an 80-75 decision Saturday at Florida State to drop to 17-7 overall and 8-3 in the ACC. The Cardinals were outscored 40-34 in the second half and 15-10 in the extra session of the defeat. Christen Cunningham led Louisville with 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point range plus 5-of-5 at the charity stripe. He also notched seven rebounds and six assists. Dwayne Sutton accounted for 14 points, six boards and four dimes. Jordan Nwora added 13 points and five rebounds. The Cardinals shot 25-of-52 from the floor, 12-of-28 on 3-pointers and 13-of-16 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Blue Devils are 5-0 ATS in their last five Tuesday games. Duke is 4-0 ATS in its last four games overall.
The Cardinals are 5-1 ATS in their last six Tuesday games. Louisville is 5-2 ATS in its last seven ACC games.
The Cardinals have stumbled a couple times recently, but both came against solid teams. The spread here, despite it being Duke, seems a little too wide with Louisville being the home team. The Cardinals are solid on both ends of the court and will certainly be up for this matchup. Duke put a ton of effort in the game at Virginia and might struggle to recapture the same energy here. I'm thinking this game goes down to the final few minutes and Louisville covers at home.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: LOUISVILLE CARDINALS +8