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NCAAB Odds: Georgia Southern vs Duke

Duke Blue Devils Marshall Plumlee

The high-flying Duke Blue Devils have become accustomed to lighting up scoreboards in the young college basketball campaign and will be seeking to keep the momentum going Tuesday when they welcome Georgia Southern to Durham. The sixth-ranked Blue Devils have scored at least 80 points in every game this season excluding a 74-63 loss to fellow powerhouse Kentucky on November 17th.

Shark Bites
  • Duke is 11-0 SU in its last 11 games after an ATS loss.
  • Georgia Southern is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games against the Atlantic Coast Conference.
  • Georgia Southern is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games as road underdogs.

Trend seekers looking for an edge in this game should pay attention to totals betting. Duke, who opened as 29-point chalk, has seen the total go UNDER in 12 of their last 16 when tabbed as favorites. The total has also gone UNDER in five of Georgia Southern’s previous games when listed as underdogs.

If the Eagles are going to make this one competitive, they’ll have to do something they’ve failed to do all year long - protect the paint on the defensive end of the floor. Georgia Southern has just 13 combined blocks in seven games, while Duke’s Marshall Plumlee has 18 by himself. Two other Blue Devils have 11.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Duke Blue Devils in this one found them listed as -30.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Eagles was expected to move the line.

Georgia Southern Eagles vs Duke Blue Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Georgia Southern Eagles will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Tuesday; they are 1-2 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Duke Blue Devils are 3-5 ATS. Georgia Southern Eagles are 3-0 on betting the total; Duke Blue Devils are 3-5.

The Blue Devils - Eagles odds would favor the Blue Devils if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Duke is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Georgia Southern is at No. 158.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Georgia Southern Eagles rank No. 25 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 42.71 per game. That compares with Duke’s No. 82 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Duke is college basketball's No. 76-ranked team at 7.89 per game, while the Georgia Southern Eagles rate No. 9 with 10.57 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

 

Betting Trends
  • Georgia Southern is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Georgia Southern is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Duke's last 7 games
  • Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Georgia Southern home to Winthrop, Saturday, December 19th
Duke at Utah, Saturday, December 19th

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