Blue Devils vs. Wolfpack Prediction
The sixth-ranked Duke Blue Devils have risen to the top of the Atlantic Coast Conference standings and can keep it that way tonight as they play at the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Is Duke going to rise to the occasion on the road?
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
PNC Arena at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Blue Devils are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 151 points. As of Wednesday morning, 58 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Duke. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Blue Devils win seventh straight
Duke cruised to a 94-60 victory Saturday at home over Notre Dame to move to 22-3 overall and 12-2 in the conference. The Blue Devils outscored the Fighting Irish 52-28 in the second half to put it away. Vernon Carey Jr. led Duke with 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting including 1-of-1 from 3-point range plus 4-of-5 at the free throw line. He also registered four rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots. Tre Jones accounted for 19 points, seven boards and six dimes. Matthew Hurt tallied 12 points, nine caroms and three assists. Alex O'Connell added 12 points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists.
Wolfpack fall at Eagles
North Carolina State lost 71-68 Sunday at Boston College to drop to 16-9 overall and 7-7 in the ACC. The Wolfpack outscored the Eagles 35-31 but could not rally out of the back. Devon Daniels led North Carolina State with 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting including 1-of-3 from 3-point range plus 2-of-3 at the charity stripe. He also racked up 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals. C.J. Bryce accounted for 15 points, four boards and four assists. Jericole Hellems registered 15 points, three caroms and two assists. D.J. Funderburk added 10 points, six rebounds and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The favorite is 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings.
North Carolina State
The Wolfpack are 2-0 ATS in the last two meetings. North Carolina State is 55-79 ATS since 1997 in home games when playing a team with a winning record after 15 or more games.
The Blue Devils are riding high right now, but have not exactly been dominant on the road. I think that could change here as the Wolfpack are coming off a loss to a subpar Boston College squad and lost by 16 last year at Duke. The Blue Devils are coming off a dominant win and my gut tells me that incredible play continues for another night. Duke is still in the running for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and it cannot take games like this lightly.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: DUKE BLUE DEVILS -6.5