Account of a surprise start have the Florida State Seminoles emerged as a bona fide Atlantic Coast Conference title contender. FSU may not be dominant but they are balanced and play a full court game. Naturally the Duke Blue Devils are a perennial Vegas lines NCAA basketball favorite. And of course, they are the top ranked team in the country. Duke boasts one of the most prolific offenses in the land. Along the same lines their defense plays at an elite level as well. Freshman RJ Barrett has emerged as a budding new superstar and trigger man.
Duke Blue Devils vs. Florida State Seminoles
Date and Time: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 2 p.m. ET
Location: David L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, Florida
Duke vs. Florida State TV Coverage: ESPN
Duke Blue Devils
Late on Duke has been in good form with six payouts in their last seven games. The Blue Devils now stand at 12-1 straight up, 9-4 against the spread and 3-9-1 under the total. Metrics wise Duke ranks third in the country for scoring offense and 34th for points allowed. Namely the Blue Devils are led by RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson. Barret averages 23 points and seven rebounds per game. And Williamson adds 20.2 points and 9.5 rebounds per outing.
Florida State Seminoles
While Florida State has a strong straight up record, they have flooded gamblers with red ink. To illuminate the Seminoles are 12-2 straight up but have paid in just five games. FSU has covered just two of their last 10 outings with four of their last five going over the total. The Seminoles rank 71st in the country for scoring offense and 99th for points allowed. In like manner there is no one star that stands out for Florida State. Instead it’s the ultimate team effort.
Stats to Consider
Duke has been a reliable play with Vegas lines NCAA basketball on the road. For example, the Blue Devils have covered five of their last eight away from home. Three of their last four on the road have gone under the total. Balanced against that is the weak wagering value provided by Florida State at home. The Seminoles have covered just three of their last 11 home tilts. Just two of their last 10 games at David L. Tucker Center have stayed under the total.
Team vs. Team
Head to head Florida State has had the offshore betting sportsbook advantage over Duke. To show the Seminoles have covered four of their last five games against the Blue Devils. Six of the last eight between these teams have gone under the total. Additionally, Duke has paid in just two of their last six visits to Florida State. And 10 of the last 12 between these teams at FSU have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
More important of all is that this is a potential trap for Duke with Vegas lines NCAA basketball. FSU has a proven record of getting the money out of the Blue Devils. Furthermore, this will be the biggest home game of the season for the Seminoles.
Duke vs. Florida State NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
Florida State rates the call as a live and dangerous home dog.
Duke vs. Florida State NCAA Betting Online Pick: Florida State Seminoles
Duke vs. Florida State NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Florida State 88, Duke 87
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