January 15, 2018
There is one pick today.
Take Miami +4 spread against Duke for 3% of the bankroll.
The Miami Hurricanes have dropped two out of their last three games which included a surprising 64-54 road loss to Georgia Tech to put them at just 2-2 in ACC play this season. Now, hosting the high-ranking Duke Blue Devils, they can ill-afford another slip up tonight. That being said, a win over the Blue Devils would do a lot to bolster their resume come tournament time.
As good as Duke has been offensively this season, they have been vulnerable on the road as we have seen in their losses at both Boston College and NC State. Both of those teams would be viewed as below average this season and, yet they were able to not only hang, but defeat the Blue Devils in shootouts. Tonight, they will travel once again to Miami, a place where they have not had a lot of success in recent seasons and must face a Hurricane team that will be desperate for a victory.
Miami is one of the best defensive teams in the country, currently holding their opponents to 37% shooting from the field. They also feature a stifling three-point defense, which is key to neutralizing the Blue Devils offense. Duke has lost two of their three conference road games this season, and they have allowed over 80 points in three of their four road games on the season. Miami was able to score 80 points in their latest home game against an outstanding Florida State defense, and they are shooting 47% on the season. The Hurricanes are undefeated in Miami this season and have taken two straight in the series with the Blue Devils on this court. We like Miami to make it three straight tonight. Even if Duke is somehow able to leave with a victory tonight, we believe it will be by the narrowest of margins in which the points could certainly come into play.
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