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Duke Doesn’t Slow Against Miami in ACC Duel

In this ACC matchup, teams on four-game streaks, trending in the opposite direction, will play. No.8 Duke (20-5, 11-3) is favored in college basketball expert picks, having won four straight games. Duke will face Miami (15-11, 6-9), which has lost four consecutive games but will be the home team.

In their last game, the Blue Devils rode Jared McCain on his freshman-record night to beat Florida State, 76-67. On the other hand, the Hurricanes continued their tough season, losing to Boston College, 85-77, on the road.

Duke Doesn't Slow Against Miami in ACC Duel
Duke Doesn't Slow Against Miami in ACC Duel


Duke vs Miami Game Information

  • Game: Duke (20-5) vs. Miami (15-11)
  • Location: Watsco Center, Coral Gables, FL
  • Day/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. ET
  • Duke vs Miami Live Stream: TBS.com


Given the position of each team within the ACC, Duke is in second place, while Miami is 12th, so it makes sense that the road team is favored in college basketball lines. On top of that, Duke has lost twice over the last 17 games.


Duke vs Miami Odds and Spreads


  • Blue Devils are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite.
  • Blue Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
  • Hurricanes are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a home underdog of 7.0-12.5.
  • Under is 6-0 in Blue Devils last 6 games as a favorite.
  • Under is 4-0 in Blue Devils last 4 overall.
  • Under is 6-1 in Hurricanes last 7 games as an underdog.
  • Under is 6-1 in Hurricanes last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Under is 5-1-1 in Blue Devils last 7 games as a favorite of 7.0-12.5.


Duke vs Miami Pick Against the Spread: Duke -6½ (-110)

Duke is coming into this game playing some of its best basketball, on a four-game winning streak, having won 8 of 10. This stretch of games is a big reason why March Madness betting thinks the Blue Devils can make a deep run in the tournament.

In the last game against Florida State, in which Tyrese Proctor was out with a concussion, Duke found a way to win. McCain had a big game, setting a freshman record for 3-pointers made (8) and tying another freshman record for points in a game (35).

Proctor, meanwhile, is uncertain to face the Hurricanes.

While Duke is getting hot and ready for tournament play, Miami is starting to slip. The Hurricanes have lost their last four games, with the previous one being against Boston College, a team in the bottom half of the ACC standings, just like Miami.

How well Duke is playing, and with Miami starting to slide down the standings is a big reason why college basketball spreads are siding with the Blue Devils.


Duke vs Miami Over/Under Pick: Under 150 (-110)

Given all the offensive talent in this game, over/under college basketball lines have been set pretty high. However, both teams have struggled to hit the over recently. Duke has hit the under every game on this winning streak. On top of that, Miami has hit the under in 7 of the last 10 games.

Despite Duke averaging 80.3 points per game, it is also playing solid defense, allowing 67.6. Furthermore, although Miami is averaging 77.9 points per game, in conference play, that has dropped to 71.4.


Duke vs Miami Player Prop Pick: Jared McCain Over 16 points (-103)

After a game that McCain just had, there is a good chance he stays hot. While he averages 13.8 points per game, the freshman has gotten better in conference play, jumping to 15. The 35 points against Florida State might have helped that, but it still shows improvement. McCain should be able to continue that against Miami. Also, Proctor could be out again, opening more scoring opportunities for McCain.


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Duke vs Miami Score Prediction

Duke 77, Miami 70



Questions Of The Day

Does Duke have a chance to make a deep run in March Madness?

Duke has won the number of games and has the ranking to make a deep run in March Madness but misses the marquee win to solidify itself as a favorite.

Is Miami still a sneaky team in the ACC?

It is hard to count on Miami when the ACC tournament starts, despite having an experienced team still with solid talent.



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