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Clemson Tigers visit Duke Blue Devils in NCAAB hoops battle

Clemson TigersDuke Blue Devils
March 2, 9:00 PM | Cameron Indoor Stadium

Clemson Tigers vs Duke Blue Devils Odds

19-9TEAM RECORD26-3

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Cameron Indoor Stadium Wednesday as host Duke looks to handle the Clemson Tigers in NCAAB action.

The Blue Devils currently sports a 26-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-12 ATS. The Tigers are 19-9 and 10-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Blue Devils produce a 12-15 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 7-14-1 against the number.

View Clemson vs Duke Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Clemson before tip-off in this one will find them as 13-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 7-ranked Blue Devils and the No. 66-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 87-76 win for the Blue Devils on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Duke's No. 8-ranked scoring average of 82.1 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 14 and allowing 60 PPG. The Blue Devils FG% has averaged 47.2% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (44.3% per game).

Defensively, Clemson features the nation's No. 34-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.3 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Clemson, they were a 63-49 winner as they battled Wake Forest at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 20-point favorite. The Tigers got 14 points from Demontez Stitt as Clemson ran past Wake Forest 63-49 on Saturday at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Duke was a 64-60 loser in its last match on the road against Virginia Tech. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as favorites. The Blue Devils got a 22-point effort from Kyle Singler, who added 12 rebounds, but Virginia Tech still managed to defeat Duke 64-60 Saturday at Cassell Coliseum.

Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Virginia Tech are 7-2
After playing Wake Forest are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing North Carolina are 6-4
After playing Virginia Tech are 7-2
After a loss are 9-1

A few Tigers at Blue Devils trends to consider:
Clemson is 6-11-1 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Clemson is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Clemson is 1-15 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Duke
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Duke is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Clemson
Duke is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games when playing Clemson
Duke is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Clemson home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, March 5
Duke at North Carolina, Saturday, March 5

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