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Duke Bids for Sixth-Straight Win Saturday

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The Duke Blue Devils will attempt to extend their winning streak to six games when they visit the Louisville Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center Saturday afternoon.

Shark Bites
  • Duke is 0-4 ATS in its last four games following an ATS win.
  • The Cardinals are 5-1 ATS in their previous six games at home.
  • UNDER is 5-1 in Duke’s last six games overall.

The recent win streak has helped the Blue Devils climb back into the ACC picture as they sit fifth in the conference with a 9-4 record heading into Saturday’s schedule. They defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 74-73 their last time out and covered the spread as 8.5-point road dogs in the process.

Louisville heads into Saturday's meeting with two losses in its last three games both SU and ATS but did win in its last effort. The Cardinals defeated Syracuse 72-58 as 9-point favorites back on Wednesday to also  improve their record to 9-4 in conference play.

Duke has won the previous two meetings with Louisville both SU and ATS, including a 72-65 victory on February 8 as 3.5-point home favorites. Louisville backers have been cashing tickets when the Cardinals have played on their home floor recently, however, as the team has won three-straight SU and ATS at the KFC Yum! Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Duke Blue Devils were listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Duke Blue Devils vs Louisville Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Duke Blue Devils will look to cover the spread vs the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, as the Blue Devils are 13-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cardinals are 11-11 ATS. Duke is 12-13 against the total, while Louisville is 9-13 versus the total betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Louisville Cardinals rated this week at No. 29 and the Duke Blue Devils sitting at No. 97.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Duke is ranked No. 93 in NCAA basketball at 37.46 per game. Contrast that with Louisville's No. 34 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Louisville is the No. 197-ranked team in the country at 6.15 per game, while Duke rates No. 28 at 8.96 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Brandon Ingram scored 20 points and helped out with 20 rebounds for Duke on Wednesday, leading the Blue Devils to a 74-73 victory over North Carolina at Dean Smith Center.

The Cardinals got 15 points from Damion Lee as Louisville ran past Syracuse 72-58 on Wednesday at KFC Yum! Center.

Betting Trends
  • Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Duke's last 6 games
  • Duke is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Duke is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Louisville is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Louisville is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisville's last 6 games
  • Louisville is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Duke home to Florida State, Thursday, February 25th
Louisville at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, February 24th