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Duke vs Virginia Tech Preview

Virginia Tech was just 3-9 SU down the stretch, but their win over Clemson earned them a date tonight with Duke in ACC conference tournament betting action.

Duke hasn't played since their humiliating loss to UNC, but opened as 8.5-point favorites here. However, in head to head meetings, the UNDER has prevailed 6 times in the past 7 meetings.
The Blue Devils currently sports a 26-5 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of just 13-18 ATS. The Hokies are 16-16 and 11-16-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Blue Devils produce a 20-10-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hokies have gone 11-17 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Blue Devils, most recently No. 19 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hokies, who rate No. 81 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-72 victory for the Blue Devils.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hokies rank No. 226 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.5 per game. That compares with Duke’s No. 59 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Duke is college basketball's No. 19-ranked team at 8.3 per game, while the Hokies rate No. 165 with 6.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Virginia Tech owns the country's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 60.9 points per game on the highway. Duke, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring at home.

Virginia Tech won its last outing, a 68-63 result against Clemson on March 8. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Virginia Tech earned a 68-63 victory over Clemson on Thursday, getting 24 points from Erick Green at Philips Arena.

Duke was an 88-70 loser in its last match at home against North Carolina. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Duke got 17 points from Mason Plumlee but lost anyway, 88-70, to North Carolina on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

 

 

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