A matchup of American collegiate basketball royalty is set for Tuesday’s slate of NCAA hoops, as the second-ranked Kentucky Wildcats travel to Durham to tangle with the fourth-ranked Duke Blue Devils. Kentucky leads the series 11-9 but Duke has triumphed in seven of the past eight meetings between the two powerhouses dating back to 1979.
- Duke is 23-1 SU in its last 24 games with two days off.
- The total has gone OVER in four of Duke’s last five games as home underdogs.
- The total has gone UNDER in seven of Kentucky’s last eight games on the road in November.
The Blue Devils, who opened as 2.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks, are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games as dogs. The total has also gone OVER in four of Duke’s last five games when labeled as pups.
Unsurprisingly, Kentucky has been dominant in the month of November in recent years. The Wildcats are 20-0 SU in their past 20 games as favorites in the month, with their last loss as a favorite in November coming in 2010.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Kentucky Wildcats were listed as -1.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.
Kentucky Wildcats vs Duke Blue Devils Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Duke Blue Devils battles the Kentucky Wildcats, currently sitting with a 2-0 mark (1-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 1-0 for the Duke Blue Devils and 2-0 for the Kentucky Wildcats.
The Blue Devils – Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Duke is rated No. 4 in the current Odds – VSB
poll, while Kentucky is at No. 3.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Kentucky is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Kentucky is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games
- Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Next Betting Matchups
Kentucky home to Wright State, Friday, November 20th
Duke at Virginia Commonwealth, Friday, November 20th