Clemson Tigers face Duke Blue Devils: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Clemson Tigers vs Duke Blue Devils Odds
Duke looks to cover the Blue Devils-Tigers pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 14-0 mark when they host Clemson in college basketball wagering action.
Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 8-5 and 6-3 ATS on the year, while the Blue Devils are at 14-0 and 8-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Blue Devils are 6-8, while the Tigers have a 4-4 mark.
Bettors looking to side with Duke in this one found them as 19.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 10-ranked Blue Devils and the No. 139-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 84-77 win for the Blue Devils on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Duke's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 80.1 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 14 at 56.2 PPG. The Blue Devils field goal percentage has averaged 48.1% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.
Defensively, Clemson features the nation's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 59 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 54 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Clemson was a 71-66 loser at home against Florida State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Devin Booker scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 71-66 to Florida State at Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday).
Duke was an 80-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wake Forest. They failed to cover the 22.5-point spread as favorites. Seth Curry scored 22 points leading the Blue Devils to an 80-62 victory over Wake Forest at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday.
Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Virginia are 7-3
After playing Florida State are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing North Carolina State are 9-1
After playing Wake Forest are 6-4
After a win are 10-0
A few Tigers at Blue Devils trends to consider:
Clemson is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Clemson is 1-16 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Duke
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Duke is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Clemson
Duke is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games when playing Clemson
Clemson home to Virginia, Saturday, January 12
Duke at North Carolina State, Saturday, January 12