Duke Blue Devils at Virginia Cavaliers NCAAB Pick - Odds - Free Point Spread Prediction
The 14th ranked Virginia Cavaliers host the 12th ranked Duke Blue Devils in an ACC game that will take place at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia at 9 PM ET. The college basketball betting board lists the home team Virginia Cavaliers as a -5 point spread favorite over their ACC opponent Duke Blue Devils. The total line for this game is posted at 129.5 points.
Duke is coming off a 64-62 win over Clemson in their last game where they failed to cover the spread as an 11-point favorite. The total number of points scored in the game was 126, which was well under the closing line of 151.5. The Blue Devils have failed to cover the spread in two of their last three games and in their last three games they have an over/under record of 0-2-1. Overall, Duke has won five straight games.
Virginia is coming off an 80-78 double-overtime loss to Virginia Tech in their last game where they failed to cover the spread as a 5-point favorite. The total number of points scored in the game was 158, which was well over the closing line of 132.5. The Cavaliers have failed to cover the spread in two of their last three games and in their last two games the total has gone over. Virginia has lost two of their last three games.
Offensively, Duke is putting up 81.9 points per game on a 48.2% FG average. On the defensive side of the ball the Blue Devils are allowing 68 points per game on a 43.1% FG average.
Virginia is putting up 69.3 points per game on a 49.2% FG average, which ranks 8th in the nation. On defense the Cavaliers are giving up 55.1 points per game, which ranks 1st in the nation, on a 39.4% FG average, which ranks 17th in the nation.
Last season in the lone match up between these teams, which took place at Duke, the Blue Devils beat the Cavaliers 63-62.
Duke Blue Devils at Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
- Duke is 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games.
- The Blue Devils are 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games against the Cavaliers.
- The game total has on over in 5 of Duke’s last 5 road games.
- Virginia is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games overall.
- The Cavaliers are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games against Duke.
Public Money Consensus
In this NCAAB matchup between Duke and Virginia have the public heavily leaning to the visiting Blue Devils getting the 5 points with over 80%. The over/under bettors are confident this game will go over the posted line of 129.5 with over 65%.
Duke Blue Devils at Virginia Cavaliers Prediction
Duke has been on a roll stringing together five straight games over ACC competitors, but three of the games were at home and while Notre Dame and Wake Forest are good clubs playing them on the road is not the same as what they'll face tonight. The Cavaliers should be fully motivated after dropping their latest in double overtime against the Hokies and looking to avenge last season's one point loss to the Blue Devils. The five point handicap may scare some away from this game, but I'm confident in them being able to pull away. UVA is 4-1 at home against conference foes with each of the four wins being by 13 or more points. Duke is 3-3 on the road this season and all three losses have come in ACC games with the lowest margin being 9 points.
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