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UNDER Commonplace When Duke, Florida State Clash

Two top 10 ranked opponents clash for conference supremacy, as the Duke Blue Devils travel to Tallahassee on Tuesday to take on the Florida State Seminoles. Books have seemed to overestimate how much offense these two teams bring against each other, as the UNDER has hit in the past five between Duke and FSU.

Shark Bites
  • Duke is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road against Florida State.
  • Florida State is 9-0 SU and 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games against teams with winning records.
  • Duke is 8-0 SU in its last 8 games on the road after consecutive home games.

Duke will be short-handed in this outing, as legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski and senior Amile Jefferson will not be at the game. Coach K underwent back surgery this past Friday and is out for an indefinite amount of time. Jeff Capel, who will be the acting head coach, has been with Duke in a coaching capacity since 2011. Jefferson, who leads the team in rebounds and is second in points scored, is dealing with a bruised foot and will not play. 

FSU has held opponents to just 64.5 ppg during an 11-game winning streak, which includes an impressive 93-78 victory over Virginia Tech in their last outing. Dwayne Bacon has been the focal point of the ’Noles offense with the sophomore scoring double-digit points in 25 consecutive games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Duke Blue Devils in this one, their betting line was listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Duke Blue Devils vs Florida State Seminoles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Duke Blue Devils will look to cover the spread vs the Florida State Seminoles on Tuesday, as the Blue Devils are 7-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Seminoles are 12-4 ATS. Duke is 5-10 against the total, while Florida State is 9-7 versus the total betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Florida State Seminoles at No. 5 and the Duke Blue Devils at No. 4 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida State has the nation's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 86.62 PPG. The visiting Duke Blue Devils defense ranks No. 35 allowing on average 64.5 PPG. The Seminoles FG% has averaged 50.62% so far, more than the Florida State Blue Devils marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.76% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Duke got 22 points from Jayson Tatum en route to a 93-82 victory over Boston College on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Florida State got 22 points from Terance Mann en route to a 93-78 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday at Tucker Center.

Betting Trends
  • Duke is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Duke is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
  • Duke is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Duke is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Florida State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida State's last 5 games
  • Florida State is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Duke at Louisville, Saturday, January 14th
Florida State at North Carolina, Saturday, January 14th