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Dec 1, 2:00 PM | Cameron Indoor Stadium

Delaware Blue Hens vs Duke Blue Devils Odds


The Duke Blue Devils host Delaware on Saturday, looking to build on their 7-0 mark against the 2-5 Blue Hens in college hoops action at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Blue Devils are 7-0 so far on the season, and 4-3 ATS vs. the number. The Blue Hens, meanwhile, are 2-5 and 4-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Duke go 4-3 and the Blue Hens go 1-1 on the totals.

View Delaware vs Duke Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blue Devils were listed as 18-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 65-rated Delaware taking on the No. 31-rated Blue Devils in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 82-67 win for the Blue Devils on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Duke has the nation's No. 41-rated offensive output, at 77.4 PPG. The visiting Blue Hens defense ranks No. 247 allowing on average 69.9 PPG. The Blue Devils FG% has averaged 47.3% so far, more than the Blue Hens marksmen have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Defensively, Delaware features the nation's No. 177-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Delaware was a 63-60 loser on the road against Lafayette. Jamelle Hagins scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Hens to a win (they lost 63-60 to Lafayette at Kirby Center on Wednesday).

In their last action, Duke was a 73-68 winner at home against Ohio State. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Blue Devils got a 21-point performance from Mason Plumlee, who added 17 rebounds, as Duke ran past Ohio State 73-68 on Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Lafayette are 3-1
After a loss are 3-7

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Temple are 10-0
After playing Ohio State are 2-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Blue Hens at Blue Devils trends to consider:
Delaware is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Duke's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Delaware home to Radford, Tuesday, December 4
Duke home to Temple, Saturday, December 8