Having snapped a losing skid against the Duke Blue Devils last season, the Miami Hurricanes will try to pay off on the college hoops betting lines against them once again on Wednesday night.
Miami had lost five games in a row against Duke before beating them 78-74 as a 12-point road underdog last February. That improved the Hurricanes to 3-1-1 ATS in their past five games against Duke, with the OVER/UNDER going 4-1 for totals bettors.
Miami battles the Blue Devils, currently sitting with a 16-1 mark (10-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-10-1 for the Hurricanes and 8-9 for the Blue Devils.
Bettors looking to back visiting Duke before tip-off in this one found them as 2-point favorites over at earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hurricanes sit at No. 14 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Devils sit at No. 10 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blue Devils will win this game 84-75.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 187 nationally ranked offense (67.3 points per game) against a Blue Devils defense that sits as the No. 70 at 61.5 PPG. The Hurricanes have been averaging 44.3% from the field, less than the Blue Devils have managed so far this season (47.3% on average).
Defensively, Duke features the nation's No. 316-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.5 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 239 nationally in scoring at home.
Duke was a 73-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Georgia Tech. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. The Blue Devils grabbed a 73-57 win over the Yellow Jackets on Thursday, behind a 24-point effort from Seth Curry at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Miami was a 60-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Boston College. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. The Hurricanes got 15 points from Durand Scott as Miami ran past Boston College 60-59 on Wednesday at Conte Forum.
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Maryland are 7-3
After playing Georgia Tech are 9-1
After a win are 9-1
Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Florida State are 5-5
After playing Boston College are 5-5
After a win are 9-1
A few Blue Devils at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duke's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
Duke is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duke's last 6 games on the road
Duke is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Duke
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Miami's last 11 games when playing Duke
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 9 games
Duke home to Maryland, Saturday, January 26
Miami home to Florida State, Sunday, January 27