March is fast approaching, and the ACC race is tightening up. Wednesday’s slate of college hoops pits a huge matchup between No. 14 Duke and No. 15 Virginia with both teams tied for fourth in the conference standings, one game behind leader North Carolina and a half-game behind Louisville and Florida State. Sportsbooks opened the Blue Devils as 4-point road dogs with a total of 131.5.
– Shark Bites
- Duke is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games against Virginia.
- Virginia is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games.
- The total has gone OVER in nine of Duke’s last 12 games.
After a rocky first few months of the campaign, Duke is starting to look like itself again in the wake of a five-game winning streak. The Cavaliers are the ones slumping right now, as Virginia has lost three of five and two of their last three vs ACC opponents.
Virginia leads the nation in scoring defense, holding opposing teams to 55.1 points per game. On the offensive side, they’ll need to lean heavily on point guard London Perrantes. Perrantes is averaging 12.6 points and 3.9 assists per game and is the clear floor general in an offense that’s not known for its high-octane style of play.
Duke has been a terrible bet when facing Virgina in the last few years, evidenced by the Blue Devils going 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings between the teams.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to side with the Virginia Cavaliers to cover the point spread in this one found them as -4-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Cavaliers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Virginia Cavaliers sit at 18-6 (15-8 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Duke Blue Devils are currently 20-5 (10-14 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Virginia is 10-13 OU, and Duke is 11-13 OU.
The Power Rankings at Odds – Shark show No. 20-rated Duke Blue Devils taking on the No. 33-rated Virginia Cavaliers in this contest.
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Virginia’s No. 235-rated squad against Duke’s No. 87-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Virginia rates No. 181 in the country with 6.83 per game, while their foes tonight, the Duke Blue Devils rank No. 69 nationally with 8.4 per match.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Blue Devils got 25 points from Luke Kennard as Duke ran past Clemson 64-62 on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Cavaliers got 22 points from London Perrantes, but it was Virginia Tech that prevailed in a 80-78 final on Sunday at Cassell Coliseum.
- Duke is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
- Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of Duke’s last 12 games
- Duke is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Virginia is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
- Virginia is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
- Virginia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
- Virginia is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Duke home to Wake Forest, Saturday, February 18th
Virginia at North Carolina, Saturday, February 18th