Will Duke bounce back against FSU?
No. 15 Duke looks to get back to winning tonight when the Blue Devils host Florida State at 7PM ET on ESPN.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv Duke is favored at home, as the Blue Devils are getting odds of -9 points against Florida State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 156.5 points.
Duke is 20-7 on the season, 9-5 in the ACC, 13-2 at home and 12-12-2 against the spread. Florida State is 16-11 on the season, 6-9 in the ACC, 4-6 on the road and 9-13-1 against the spread. Duke has won three straight over Florida State, but the two have split the cover in their last 10 meetings. These two have hit the under in four straight meetings.
Duke is coming off a 71-64 loss at Louisville where the Blue Devils lost their cool a little bit at the end of the game. That’s not something that happens often with Coach K and Duke, so expect a solid showing tonight. The Blue Devils had won five straight prior to the loss and are healing up some of their minor injuries to Matt Jones and Derryck Thornton. Since 2013, Duke is 11-6-1 against the spread following a loss. FSU is also struggling a great deal, losing four straight while holding the worst record against the spread in the ACC (4-10-1).
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