Duke vs. Louisville Prediction
Will Duke pull off the small upset when it takes on Louisville at 2:00PM ET in the second-round of the ACC tournament this afternoon?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Cardinals are now 2-point favorites over the Blue Devils after the game opened as a pick'em. As for the total, the number hit the board at 147.5 and that's where it currently sits.
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Duke knocked off Clemson by seven on Wednesday to advance to the second-round of the tournament. The Blue Devils enter play today with a 7-3 record over their last 10 games, although they're just 3-6-1 against the spread over that span. In fact, they're just 12-18 at the betting window this season.
Louisville had a bye in the first round so the Cardinals will be well rested for their matchup this afternoon. They've won seven of their last 10 but are just 4-6 against the spread during that stretch. They are, however, 17-11 at the betting window this season.
OUR PREDICTION: Duke is just 1-4-1 against the spread in its last six conference games and is 1-5-2 against the number in its last eight games as an underdog. The Blue Devils have also struggled to cover at neutral sites, going just 4-11 at the betting window in their last 15 games played on neutral ground. On the other side, the Cardinals have thrived as a favorite, going 19-9-1 against the spread in their last 29 games when favored. They're also 23-11 at the betting window in their last 34 neutral site games when they're favored.
ACC TOURNAMENT PREDICTION: LOUISVILLE CARDINALS -2