Clemson vs. Duke Prediction

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Is Duke a good bet to cover the point spread today against Clemson when the conference foes meet in the ACC tournament at 2:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blue Devils are now 7-point favorites versus the Tigers after opening as a 7.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 147.5 and has been bet down to 145.5.

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The Tigers have won three consecutive games and have covered in their last two contests heading into today's action. That said, they're just 4-6 straight up over their last 10 games and 4-4-2 against the spread during that span. They're also 17-14 on the year and 13-14 against the spread.

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The Blue Devils lost their last game, a back-and-forth thriller in Chapel Hill to the rival Tar Heels. That said, they've won seven of their last 10 games and are 23-8 on the year. They haven't fared well against the spread, however, covering just three times in their last 10 games (with a push versus North Carolina) and are 11-18 ATS on the year.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Tigers are 4-9-2 against the spread in their last 15 games when taking on an opponent with a winning record and are 2-8-2 at the betting window in their last 12 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600. Clemson has covered the spread in four of the last five meetings between these two teams but is at a disadvantage playing on no rest. The Tigers may keep the game close for a half and some change, but I expect the Blue Devils to pull away in the final 10 minutes.

ACC TOURNAMENT PREDICTION: DUKE BLUE DEVILS -7

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