Duke Blue Devils visit Minnesota Golden Gophers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Duke Blue Devils vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds
The Minnesota Golden Gophers will try to cover the spread at Atlantis Resort on Thursday when they get a visit from the Duke Blue Devils in NCAA basketball action.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Atlantis Resort).
The Golden Gophers sport records of 4-0 and 3-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Blue Devils have 3-0 and 1-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1 for the Golden Gophers and 2-1 for the Blue Devils.
The Blue Devils were listed as 4-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 110 (Golden Gophers) and the No. 20 (Blue Devils) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 93-82 result in favor of the Golden Gophers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's No. 98-ranked scoring average of 74.5 PPG, against a Blue Devils defense rated No. 131 and allowing 63.3 PPG. The Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 48.9% to date this season, more than the Blue Devils shooters have managed so far (47.9% per game).
Defensively, Duke features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 161 nationally in scoring at home.
Duke was an 88-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Florida Gulf Coast. They failed to cover the 21.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Blue Devils and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Florida Gulf Coast was handed an 88-67 defeat on Sunday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Minnesota was a 72-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Richmond. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Rodney Williams Jr. scored 15 points leading the Golden Gophers to a 72-57 victory over Richmond at Williams Arena on Sunday.
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Ohio State are 2-0
After a win are 8-2
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Florida State are 1-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Blue Devils at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Duke home to Ohio State, Wednesday, November 28
Minnesota at Florida State, Tuesday, November 27