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Duke favored by 9.5 against Virginia on Thursday

Virginia CavaliersDuke Blue Devils
Jan 12, 9:00 PM | Cameron Indoor Stadium

Virginia Cavaliers vs Duke Blue Devils Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Duke Blue Devils try to run the Cavaliers off the court at Cameron Indoor Stadium in college hoops action.

Supporters of the Cavaliers have watched them go 14-1 and 7-3 ATS on the year, while the Blue Devils are at 13-2 and 6-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Blue Devils are 10-4-1, while the Cavaliers have a 1-9 mark.

View Virginia vs Duke Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Blue Devils in this one, they're listed as 9.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Blue Devils, most recently No. 110 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cavaliers, who rate No. 98 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 82-80 victory for the Cavaliers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Duke's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 82.1 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 2 at 50.5 PPG. The Blue Devils field goal percentage has averaged 49.8% so far, more than the Cavaliers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.

Defensively, Virginia features the nation's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 54.5 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Virginia was a 52-51 winner at home against Miami. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as favorites. Mike Scott scored 23 points leading the Cavaliers to a 52-51 victory over Miami at John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday.

Duke won its last outing, an 81-74 result against Georgia Tech on January 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. Duke earned an 81-74 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday, getting 21 points from Ryan Kelly at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Georgia Tech are 6-4
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a win are 10-0

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Clemson are 8-2
After playing Georgia Tech are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Cavaliers at Blue Devils trends to consider:
Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Virginia is 9-2-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Duke
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 7 games when playing on the road against Duke
Virginia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Duke
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Virginia
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Virginia
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Duke's last 8 games when playing Virginia

Next up:
Virginia at Georgia Tech, Thursday, January 19
Duke at Clemson, Sunday, January 15

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