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Duke Blue Devils vs Davidson Wildcats Betting Preview

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Nov 18, 6:00 PM | Cameron Indoor Stadium

Davidson Wildcats vs Duke Blue Devils Odds

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The Blue Devils will try to cover the spread at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Friday when they get a visit from the Davidson Wildcats in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Wildcats have watched them go 2-0 and 1-0 ATS on the year, while the Blue Devils are at 3-0 and 1-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Blue Devils are 3-0, while the Wildcats have a 0-1 mark.

View Davidson vs Duke Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 18.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Devils at No. 5 and the Wildcats at No. 88 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 106-92 result in favor of the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Duke has the nation's No. 44-rated offensive output, at 82.3 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 120 allowing on average 62.5 PPG. The Blue Devils FG% has averaged 50% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

Defensively, Davidson features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 82 nationally in scoring at home.

Davidson won its last outing, a 74-61 result against Richmond on November 14. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. The Wildcats grabbed a 74-61 win over the Spiders on Monday, behind a 22-point effort from Jake Cohen at Belk Arena.

Duke won its last outing, a 74-69 result against Michigan State on November 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. The Blue Devils got a terrific 26-point effort from Andre Dawkins as Duke defeated Michigan State 74-69 on Tuesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Presbyterian are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
After playing Michigan State are 4-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Wildcats at Blue Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Davidson's last 5 games when playing on the road against Duke
Davidson is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Davidson's last 9 games on the road
Davidson is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duke's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duke's last 5 games at home
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Davidson
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Davidson

Next up:
Davidson home to Presbyterian, Monday, November 21
Duke home to Tennessee, Monday, November 21

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