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Duke Has Been A Surprisingly Good UNDER Play

Despite producing a top-25 offense so far this season, the Duke Blue Devils have been a surefire UNDER play for bettors. Duke has gone UNDER in seven of its eight games with a listed total this season, as the Blue Devils have held opponents to 63.2 points per game. Duke takes on the Florida Gators in Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

Shark Bites
  • Florida is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games against the ACC.
  • The total has gone OVER in Florida's last 5 games as underdog.
  • Duke is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.

The cavalry is on the way for Duke, as freshman Marques Bolden and Jayson Tatum played their first game of the season on Friday against Maine. Both guys played under 20 minutes to ease them into the season, but produced well in limited time with Tatum tallying 10 points and eight rebounds and Bolden notching seven points and five rebounds.

Florida’s multi-faceted offense has been hard to contain, as KeVaughn Allen, Canyon Barry and Devin Robinson are all averaging over 11.5 points per game. The key in this game will be ball security, as the Gators are averaging more turnovers than steals this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Florida Gators in this one, their betting line was listed as 6-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Florida Gators vs Duke Blue Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Duke Blue Devils battles the Florida Gators, currently sitting with a 7-1 mark (5-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 1-7 for the Duke Blue Devils and 2-5 for the Florida Gators.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-ranked Duke Blue Devils and the No. 17-rated Florida Gators in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Duke's No. 20-ranked scoring average of 85.67 PPG, against a Florida Gators defense rated No. 47 and allowing 63.62 PPG. The Duke Blue Devils FG% has averaged 48.98% to date this season, more than the Florida Gators shooters have managed so far (43.99% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Gators and Ospreys didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as North Florida was handed a 91-60 defeat on Thursday at UNF Arena.

The battle between the Blue Devils and Black Bears didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Maine was handed a 94-55 defeat on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Duke's last 7 games

Next Betting Matchups

Florida at Florida State, Sunday, December 11th
Duke at UNLV, Saturday, December 10th