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Duke Blue Devils vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Eastern Michigan EaglesDuke Blue Devils
7-3December 28, 2013, 02:00 | Cameron Indoor Stadium9-2

Cameron Indoor Stadium features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Duke Blue Devils and the visiting Eastern Michigan Eagles in college hoops action on Saturday.

Duke will face the 7-3 Eagles, who own a 5-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blue Devils are 5-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Eagles are 3-4 favoring the OVER.

View Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Duke Blue Devils Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Blue Devils as -18.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game puts the Blue Devils, most recently No. 10 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 219 in the latest survey.

Eastern Michigan won its last outing, an 81-79 result against Oakland on December 21. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. The Eagles got 21 points from Mike Talley as Eastern Michigan ran past Oakland 81-79 on Saturday at Athletics Center.

Duke won its last outing, an 80-63 result against UCLA on December 19. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. Duke got 23 points and 10 rebounds from Jabari Parker en route to an 80-63 victory over UCLA on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Duke's No. 12-ranked scoring average of 85.45 PPG, against a Eagles defense rated No. 48 and allowing 65.3 PPG. The Blue Devils FG% has averaged 51.36% to date this season, more than the Eagles shooters have managed so far (45.05% per game).

A few Eagles at Blue Devils trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Eastern Michigan is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Eastern Michigan is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Duke is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games
Duke is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Eastern Michigan at Syracuse, Tuesday, December 31st
Duke at Elon, Tuesday, December 31st