Head coach Tony Bennett has built the Virginia Cavaliers into a powerhouse program. Bennet’s formula for Public Betting NCAA Basketball success has been to smother opponents with a suffocating defense. The Duke Blue Devils are the gold standard of blue blood college basketball. Duke uses the opposite approach of Virginia in that the exciting Blue Devils have the top ranked scoring offense in the country. The Blue Devils host the Cavaliers in a highly anticipated Atlantic Coast Conference showdown Saturday afternoon.
Virginia Cavaliers vs. Duke Blue Devils
Date and Time: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2 p.m. Eastern
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
NCAA Basketball Odds at SBG:
Virginia +5 (-110) 136½ (-110)
Duke -5 (-110) 136½ (-110)
Cavaliers vs. Blue Devils TV Coverage: CBS
Virginia wins Public Betting NCAA Basketball profits the old fashioned way; they EARN it. Tony Bennett’s nation best defense is permitting just 51.6 points per game. That defense will face the ultimate test on Saturday however. Offense is an afterthought with the Cavaliers. UVA ranks a weak 289th in the country for scoring at 69.2 points per game. Few teams have been a better value on the betting board than Virginia. The Cavs are 19-1 straight up and 13-4 against the spread with an away mark of 4-1 against the number. Bennett’s boys have come away with the cash in six out of their last eight games. Clemson was clobbered 61-36 at Virginia in the Cavaliers last game.
Mike Krzyzewski has led the Duke Blue Devils since 1980 and is in peak form. Coach K’s Blue Devils are 18-2 straight up and 12-6 against the spread. Home court remains a big advantage for Duke as proven by their 5-3 mark against the spread this year. Duke has come away with the cash in four out of their last five games with four of those games also going under the total. The Blue Devils lead the nation in scoring offense with 91.6 points per game. On the defensive end of the court Duke ranks 193rd nationally with 72.6 points permitted per game. Freshman sensation Marvin Bagley III leads Duke with 21.6 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. Wake Forest was Duke’s latest victim in an 84-70 Blue Devil payout on the road.
Team vs Team
Virginia has come away with the money in seven out of their last ten games against Duke. The Cavaliers and Blue Devils have gone over the total in just four out of their last 15 head to head matchups. Duke has not delivered much online sportsbook value at Cameron Indoor Stadium against Virginia. Coach K’s Blue Devils have covered the spread in just two out of their last 11 home games against the Cavaliers. UVA and The Blue Devils have gone over the total in just one out of their last six meetings at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Matchup to Watch
This one offers the ultimate clash of styles and strengths. The high octane Duke offense against the rock ribbed Virginia defense. There is an old Public Betting NCAA Basketball adage about how defense travels well. The head to head records bare that out with Virginia’s profit taking at Duke.
Cavaliers vs. Blue Devils NCAA Basketball Picks
The Cavs defense has proven to be an exceptional betting asset. Virginia plus the points is the call!