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Point spread favors Blue Devils in battle with Broncos

Western Michigan BroncosDuke Blue Devils
Dec 30, 7:00 PM | Cameron Indoor Stadium

Western Michigan Broncos vs Duke Blue Devils Odds

5-7TEAM RECORD10-1

The Blue Devils hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Western Michigan Broncos pay a visit to Cameron Indoor Stadium on the college basketball betting menu.

The Broncos will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 4-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Blue Devils are 4-7 ATS. Western Michigan is 5-4 against the total, while Duke is 8-2-1 versus the number.

View Western Michigan vs Duke Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Duke sat as 20.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Blue Devils, most recently No. 167 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Broncos, who rate No. 90 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 84-70 victory for the Blue Devils.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Duke's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 80.2 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 287 at 73.2 PPG. The Blue Devils field goal percentage has averaged 50.1% so far, more than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.

Defensively, Western Michigan features the nation's No. 333-rated defense on the road, allowing 83.3 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 45 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Michigan was a 91-76 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Oakland. They covered the 7.5–point spread as underdogs. The Broncos got 22 points from Austin Richie as Western Michigan ran past Oakland 91-76 on Friday at Athletics Center.

Duke was a 90-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against UNC Greensboro. They failed to cover the 30–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Blue Devils and Spartans didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UNC Greensboro was handed a 90-63 defeat on Monday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 3-2
After playing Oakland are 2-2
After a win are 7-3

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Pennsylvania are 2-0
After playing UNC Greensboro are 8-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Broncos at Blue Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 6 games on the road
Western Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Western Michigan is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Duke is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Duke's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Duke's last 12 games at home

Next up:
Western Michigan home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Tuesday, January 3
Duke home to Pennsylvania, Sunday, January 1

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