Hurricanes vs. Blue Devils Prediction
The third-ranked Duke Blue Devils are coming off a loss last game as they are without star Zion Williamson. Can Duke bounce back today at home versus the Miami Hurricanes?
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Cameron Indoor Stadium at 4PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Blue Devils are a 16.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 148.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 52 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Miami. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Hurricanes fall on late 3-pointer
Miami lost by a count of 76-75 Tuesday night at Wake Forest as the hosts hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 25.2 seconds left. The Hurricanes were outscored 48-40 in the second half of the defeat. Miami shot 20-of-54 from the floor, 11-of-31 from 3-point range plus 24-of-29 at the free throw line. Chris Lykes paced Miami with 26 points on 7-of-12 shooting including 6-of-10 from 3-point range plus 6-of-8 from the free throw line. He also grabbed four rebounds. Zach Johnson contributed 14 points, three assists, two boards and two steals. Anthony Lawrence II tallied 14 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and two steals. Dejan Vasiljevic added 12 points and six caroms.
Blue Devils fall at Hokies
Duke lost by a count of 77-72 Tuesday night at Virginia Tech in its second contest without Williamson in the lineup. The Blue Devils trailed 37-34 at halftime and could not rally in the second half. Duke shot 25-of-50 from the floor, 7-of-21 from 3-point range plus 15-of-19 at the free throw line. R.J. Barrett contributed a team-best 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting including 1-of-6 from 3-point range plus 4-of-7 from the free throw line. He also notched five assists and four rebounds. Cam Reddish tallied 17 points and six boards. Marques Bolden added 12 points and six rebounds off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Hurricanes are 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games. Miami is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 road games.
The Blue Devils are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games. Duke is 1-4 ATS in its last five ACC games.
Williamson is going to miss his third straight game today, which has impacted the line by maybe up to five points. But today will be the first Duke home game since he was hurt at home in the first minute against rival North Carolina. While the Blue Devils had some shellshock that day, they should be more adjusted today and able to ride the wave of the Cameron Crazies. Duke is still a super talented team and are playing a Miami squad that just lost at lowly Wake Forest. Give the points and take the Dukies.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: DUKE BLUE DEVILS -16.5