Duke opens season vs. Davidson
The Duke Blue Devils beat the Davidson Wildcats both SU and ATS last season as those two schools meet at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Friday night.
The Blue Devils topped the Wildcats 67-50 as a 12.5-point favorite when the schools met back in January in an UNDER result. Duke is 5-0 SU and 2-3 ATS in the past five games between the teams.
Bettors looking to go with the Blue Devils in this one found them listed as 16-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Friday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Wildcats was expected to move the line.
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Devils at No. 20 and the Wildcats at No. 3 heading into this contest.
Davidson was a 59-58 loser in its last match on the road against Marquette. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Davidson got 20 points from Jake Cohen but lost anyway, 59-58, to Marquette on Thursday at Rupp Arena.
Last time out for Duke, they were an 85-63 loser as they battled Louisville on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. Duke was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Louisville and falling by an 85-63 score at Lucas Oil Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wildcats is ranked No. 156 in NCAA hoops at 33.68 per game. Contrast that with Duke’s No. 158 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duke is the No. 39-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while Davidson rates No. 38 at 7.53 per game.
A few Wildcats at Blue Devils trends to consider:
Davidson is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Davidson is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Davidson's last 6 games
Davidson is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Duke is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
Duke is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home
Duke is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Davidson
Davidson home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Monday, November 11th
Duke at Kansas, Tuesday, November 12th