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The last time these ACC rivals met, Florida State was earning a buzzer-beating 76-73 victory to end the Blue Devils’ 45-game winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Now with both teams ranked in the Top 15 and with an ACC crown on the line, they meet again in Florida with visiting Duke a small road favorite.

The No. 5 rated Blue Devils and the No. 15 ranked Seminoles have each enjoyed buzzer-beating moments lately. And the college basketball point spread of 2 points seems about right here.

Lats season, FSU upset then No. 1 Duke here. And the clash is magnified by the fact FSU is 6-0 in conference play at home while Duke is 6-0 in conference play on the road.

This season, the Seminoles are 19-7 overall and 13-11 ATS, while the Blue Devils are 23-4 and just 12-15 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Florida State boasts a 11-12-1 on the OU, and Duke is 17-9-1.

The spread opened at -2 for Duke at TopBet while the over under of 140 was available for betting at shops such as Bovada.

View Duke vs Florida State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 23-rated Duke taking on the No. 9-rated Seminoles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-79 win for the Blue Devils on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Florida State's No. 41-rated squad against Duke's No. 65-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Florida State rates No. 200 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 nationally with 8.3 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Duke owns the country's No. 172-rated mark, allowing 69.8 points per game on the highway. Florida State, on the other hand, rates No. 144 in scoring at home.

Duke won its last outing, a 75-50 result against Boston College on February 19. They covered in that game as a 14.5-point favorite. The Blue Devils blew out Boston College on Sunday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 75-50 win at Conte Forum.

Florida State won its last outing, a 76-62 result against North Carolina State on February 18. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Florida State earned a 76-62 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday, getting 17 points from Ian Miller at PNC Arena.

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

Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing North Carolina State are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

 

A few Blue Devils at Seminoles trends to consider:
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Duke's last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida State
Duke is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Florida State
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Duke's last 12 games on the road
Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida State's last 5 games when playing at home against Duke
Florida State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida State's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Duke home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, February 25
Florida State at Miami, Sunday, February 26

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