Louisville Cardinals Vs. Duke Blue Devils College Basketball Betting Picks

Duke Hosts Louisville in Saturday College Basketball Betting Power Clash

January 16th, 2020 NCAA Basketball, Online Betting

First impressions are always important when it comes to gamblers. The name “Duke” automatically means thoughts of Coach K and Final Fours. For the 2019-20 season, Mike Krzyzewski has his Blue Devils looking fully Final Four. In particular, the Duke offense is a key College Basketball betting asset. Counter to that is a Louisville team that is still wrongly considered to be, rebuilding. In reality head coach Chris Mack has The Ville ranked 13th in the country. Contrarily to Duke, the Cardinals use a suffocating defense to win games. All of which makes Saturday’s matchup can’t miss TV!

Louisville Cardinals vs. Duke Blue Devils

Date and Time:Saturday, January 18, 2020, 6 p.m. ET
Location:Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
Louisville vs. Duke TV Coverage:ESPN
Louisville vs. Duke College Basketball Betting Online Odds at SBG:Click Here

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Louisville Cardinals vs. Duke Blue Devils Overview

Duke has an online betting record of 15-2 straight up, 10-7 vs. the line, and 11-6 over the total. Late on the Blue Devils have dropped two out of three to the spread. Specifically, a 79-72 loss to Clemson was a wakeup call. Duke has national metrics of the seventh for scoring offense and 59th for points allowed.

In like manner, Louisville is 14-3 straight up, 8-8-1 against the spread and 8-8 on totals. Overall rankings have the Cardinals at 110th for scoring offense and 33rd for points allowed. The Ville has covered just one of their last five games. Three of their last five have gone over the total.

Key Cardinals: F Jordan Nwora (20.4 PTS, 7.4 REB, 48.0 FGPCT, 79.2 FTPCT, 44.0 3PPCT), C Steven Enoch (10.8 PTS, 6.8 REB, 50.7 FGPCT, 71.1 FTPCT, 23.8 3PPCT), F Dwayne Sutton (9.2 PTS, 9.1 REB, 2.1 AST, 52.3 FGPCT, 66.7 FTPCT, 40.5 3PPCT)

Key Blue Devils: C Vernon Carey Jr (17.6 PTS, 8.5 REB, 60.5 FGPCT, 59.1 FTPCT, 50.0 3PPCT), G Tre Jones (15.1 PTS, 4.1 REB, 6.8 AST, 44.9 FGPCT, 70.8 FTPCT, 35.7 3PPCT), G Cassius Stanley (11.7 PTS, 4.1 REB, 52.4 FGPCT, 69.0 FTPCT, 44.1 3PPCT)

Louisville and Duke against the Spread

The Cardinals are:

  • 12-7-1 against the spread in their last 20 games on the road
  • 5-2 over the total away from home
  • 4-7 vs. the odds in their last 11 games as a dog
  • 5-3 over the total when getting points
  • 0-2 on the board at Duke
  • 0-2 under the total at Cameron Indoor Stadium

The Blue Devils are:

  • 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games
  • 3-6 under the total at Cameron Indoor Stadium
  • 7-6 vs. the line as a favorite
  • 2-4 under the total in their last six matchups as a chalk
  • 4-2-1 on the board in their last seven games against Louisville
  • 2-5 under the total in their head to head series with the Cardinals

Louisville Cardinals Vs. Duke Blue Devils College Basketball Betting Picks

First in favor of Duke is their impressive College Basketball betting value against The Ville. Additionally, the Blue Devils have a vastly more talented roster and offensive firepower. Louisville’s lack of comparative scoring ability should prevent them from a cover in this one.

Louisville vs. Duke College Basketball Betting Pick: Duke Blue Devils
Louisville vs. Duke College Basketball Betting Score Prediction: Duke 86, Louisville 69

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