February 11, 2018
There is one pick today.
Take Duke -7 spread (buy the half point) against Georgia Tech for 3% of the bankroll.
For those who have followed us in the past know that we are big fans of home underdogs, especially ones that are getting points at home against a ranked team. While normally this would be a desirable spot to back Georgia Tech, the recent play of the Blue Devils has turned this into a terrible spot for the home team.
Duke comes into this matchup having lost back to back games, including a tough loss against their in-state rivals, the North Carolina Tar Heels. Offensively, there are few teams that have as many playmakers on the roaster as the Blue Devils as they are averaging nearly 90 points per game on the season. Despite all their talent, they have really struggled on the defensive side of the ball as of late. Given their recent struggles, this matchup presents the ideal opportunity for the Blue Devils to right the ship and put forth an extremely strong performance.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have been struggling themselves, and simply does not have the offense to keep pace in this contest. They are averaging just 67 points per game and that simply is not going to cut in this matchup. They have survived the season behind their defense, which has been holding teams to just 64 points per game on their home court, however, we believe they will be hard-pressed to do that this afternoon against an extremely motivated Duke team. We have seen the Blue Devils lay waste to teams when they have had a chip on their shoulders and we expect this to be one of those moments. There is no better cure for Duke's recent woes than to play a Georgia Tech team whom they have beaten in 10 straight meetings.
Had Duke not lost their last game, there may have been some value with the home team in this contest, however, Duke is going to want to make a statement in this contest and unfortunately it is going to come at the expense of Georgia Tech. This game should not be close as Duke goes on to win this fairly convincingly, by double-digits.
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