Terriers vs. Blue Devils Prediction
The fourth-ranked Duke Blue Devils will be in action at home tonight versus the upset-minded Wofford Terriers. Can Wofford stay within the number and make it interesting?
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Cameron Indoor Stadium at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Blue Devils are an 18-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 145.5 points. As of Thursday morning, 53 percent of public bets are siding with host Duke. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Terriers stun Tar Heels
Wofford stunned previously 17th-ranked North Carolina 68-64 on the road Sunday to improve to 7-4 overall and 2-3 on the road. The Terriers outscored the Tar Heels 36-28 in the second half to secure the win. Trevor Stumpe paced Wofford with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting including 4-of-6 from 3-point range plus 3-of-3 at the free throw line. He also accounted for five assists, three rebounds and two steals. Storm Murphy tallied 15 points, five boards and three assists. Messiah Jones added 13 points, five caroms, three steals, three blocked shots and two assists off the bench.
Blue Devils roll at Hokies
Duke cruised to a 77-63 victory Friday night at Virginia Tech to move to 9-1 overall and 1-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Blue Devils outscored the Hokies 39-22 in the second half after trailing by three at the break. Tre Jones paced Duke with 15 points on 7-of-16 shooting including 1-of-5 from 3-point distance. He also registered six rebounds and four assists. Vernon Carey Jr. tallied 12 points, five boards and two dimes. Wendell Moore Jr. contributed 12 points, five caroms and two assists off the bench. Jordan Goldwire added 10 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals as a reserve.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Terriers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. Wofford is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 road games.
The Blue Devils are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five Thursday games. Duke is 0-4 ATS in its last four home games.
Aside from a poor performance at home in an overtime loss to Stephen F. Austin, the Blue Devils have been in fine form this season. They have an oustanding offense that is 12th nationally in adjusted efficiency coupled with a defense ranked third in adjusted efficiency. I think it will be all too much to handle for a Wofford squad that is decent, but not quite as good as it looked against a reeling UNC squad last weekend. The Terriers lost by 19 on the road to both Butler and Missouri. The Blue Devils will provide an even steeper challenge. I'm betting on Duke to cover.
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