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Clemson Hosts Surging Duke Blue Devils

Grayson Allen Duke Blue Devils Basketball

Something’s gotta give when the Duke Blue Devils visit the Clemson Tigers in ACC basketball action Wednesday evening. While Duke has gone 3-0 straight up and Clemson 3-1 SU in the ACC, both schools have gone undefeated against the spread in the early stages of conference play.

Shark Bites
  • Clemson is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home.
  • Duke is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games as a road favorite.
  • Clemson is 4-0 ATS in its last four games as underdogs.

Paced by leading scorer Grayson Allen’s 20.5 points per game, the Blue Devils boast one of the finest offenses in the country and head into the Clemson matchup averaging 88.1 points per game – good for third best in the NCAA.

Since their 77-75 overtime loss to Utah as 6.5-point favorites back on December 19, the Blue Devils have rattled off five-consecutive wins both SU and ATS. It’s been a relatively comfortable run for Duke backers as well. The Blue Devils have won their past five contests by an average of 23.6 points per game. The bulk of that comes courtesy a 39-point blowout over Elon, but their lowest margin of victory in that stretch was a 16-point victory at Wake Forest on January 6.

From a win-loss perspective, Duke has owned Clemson in recent contests. The Blue Devils have won 28 of the previous 30 meetings between the two schools, but have performed just average at the betting window, going 16-14 ATS in those games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Clemson Tigers to cover the point spread in this one found them as 7.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Duke Blue Devils vs Clemson Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Clemson Tigers currently sport a 10-6 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-5 ATS. The Duke Blue Devils are 14-2 and 9-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Clemson Tigers produce a 5-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Duke Blue Devils have gone 9-6 against the totals betting line.

This game puts the Clemson Tigers, most recently No. 156 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Duke Blue Devils, who rate No. 1 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Duke is ranked No. 45 in NCAA basketball at 39.88 per game. Contrast that with Clemson's No. 163 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Clemson is the No. 70-ranked team in the country at 8 per game, while Duke rates No. 52 at 8.44 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Blue Devils and Hokies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Virginia Tech was handed a 82-58 defeat on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Tigers grabbed a 66-62 win over the Cardinals on Sunday, behind a 17-point effort from Jaron Blossomgame at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Duke is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Duke's last 7 games
  • Duke is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Clemson is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Clemson is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Clemson is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games when playing Duke
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Clemson's last 9 games when playing Duke

Next Betting Matchups

Duke home to Notre Dame, Saturday, January 16th
Clemson at Miami, Saturday, January 16th