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Blue Devils Are Dominant As Underdogs

The Duke Blue Devils find themselves in the rare position of being an underdog when they visit the Miami Hurricanes Monday. Duke has only been plus-points once this season, but they have been money in that spot as they are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games as dogs.

Shark Bites
  • Duke is 13-4 SU in their last 17 games against Miami.
  • The total has gone UNDER in Miami’s past five games following a win.
  • Duke is 16-4 SU in their last 20 games against the ACC..

Duke has been forced into a largely six-man rotation ever since Amile Jefferson fractured a bone in his foot in mid-December and it has been starting to show as of late. Since the senior went down, Duke is 7-4 SU including dropping three of their past four. The Blue Devils still have their top two options on offense though, as Grayson Allen and Brandon Ingram are the only teammates in the ACC to both average more than 17 points per game.

Miami is happy to be at home for their game against Duke as they have gone 7-0 SU and 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games at BankUnited Center. The ‘Canes have held opponents to 62.9 points per game at home this season with only two teams scoring over 65 points.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Miami Hurricanes betting line as -2.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Duke Blue Devils vs Miami Hurricanes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Hurricanes currently sport a 15-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-6-1 ATS. The Duke Blue Devils are 15-5 and 10-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Miami Hurricanes produce a 9-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Duke Blue Devils have gone 11-8 against the totals betting line.

The Hurricanes - Blue Devils odds would favor the Hurricanes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Miami is rated No. 13 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Duke is at No. 29.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Duke is ranked No. 76 in NCAA basketball at 38.4 per game. Contrast that with Miami's No. 77 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Miami is the No. 129-ranked team in the country at 7.06 per game, while Duke rates No. 33 at 8.9 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Devils got 28 points from Grayson Allen as Duke ran past North Carolina State 88-78 on Saturday at PNC Arena.

The Hurricanes got 18 points from Ja'Quan Newton as Miami ran past Wake Forest 77-63 on Saturday at BankUnited Center.

Betting Trends
  • Duke is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Duke is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Duke's last 11 games
  • Duke is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Miami is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Miami is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games
  • Miami is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Duke at Georgia Tech, Tuesday, February 2nd
Miami at North Carolina State, Saturday, January 30th

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