Duke and Ohio State will close out the ACC/Big Ten Challenge betting slate on Wednesday night, with the Buckeyes having beaten the Blue Devils at the college basketball event last season.
Ohio State rolled to an 85-63 victory over Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge last November, covering the posted spread on the college basketball betting lines at the sportsbooks as a 7.5-point favorite in that OVER result.
Duke beat Ohio State in their only other meeting in the past decade, winning 91-76 at home in December 2002 as a 14.5-point favorite on the betting lines.
The Buckeyes will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Blue Devils are 4-2 ATS. Ohio State is 2-0 on the totals; Duke is 4-2.
The visitors opened as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was sitting around 142 earlier Wednesday at BetOnline, watch for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Devils rated this week at No. 31 and the Buckeyes sitting at No. 37. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 93-83 result in favor of the Buckeyes.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Duke's No. 41-ranked offense, averaging 78.2 PPG, against a Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 41 at 57.2 PPG. The Blue Devils field goal percentage has averaged 47.4% so far, less than the Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 52.1% per game.
Defensively, Ohio State features the nation's No. 53-rated defense on the road, allowing 58 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 129 nationally in scoring at home.
Ohio State was a 91-45 winner in their most recent outing at home against UMKC. They covered the 28.5-point spread as favorites. Ohio State cruised to victory on Friday, running UMKC out of the gym and running up a 91-45 score at Value City Arena.
Last time out for Duke, they were a 76-71 winner as they battled Louisville at home. They covered in the match as a 1-point favorite. Louisville got 19 points from Peyton Siva but lost anyway, 76-71, to Duke on Saturday at Atlantis Resort.
Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Delaware are 0-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Buckeyes at Blue Devils trends to consider:
Ohio State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games
Duke is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Ohio State home to Northern Kentucky, Saturday, December 1
Duke home to Delaware, Saturday, December 1