Duke vs. Miami Betting NCAA Basketball Lines & Preview
Posted by: Mike Davis
Players betting NCAA basketball know that backing the Duke Blue Devils is always a great option. However, with the Devils suffering two losses against unranked opponents in their last 6 games, sportsbook players are wondering whether or not they should back Duke. Specifically, in this evening’s Duke vs. Miami matchup, would it be better to bet against the Blue Devils? Let’s take a gander at this evening’s sportsbook lines in order to answer that question.
Duke Blue Devils vs. Miami Hurricanes – Monday, January 15th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Watsco Center, Coral Gables, Florida
Stream: Watch ESPN
Betting NCAA Basketball Lines:
Duke Blue Devils -4 (-110) 154 ½ (-110) -185
Miami Hurricanes +4 (-110) 154 ½ (-110) +160
Duke Blue Devils
The Blue Devils sneak into this evening’s pairing flashing a 15-2 record that ranks them 5th overall in the ACC. It’s unusual to see the Blue Devils ranking so low in the conference, but that’s what will happen when you post a 3-2 conference record. Furthermore, the two losses Duke has suffered this season has done plenty to question this club’s top nationwide ranking. After all, losing to Boston College and North Carolina State is not the hallmark of one of the best programs in the country. Ultimately, Duke gets a pass because of how high-profile the program is. But if the Blue Devils fail to get the job done this evening, the program better get ready to fall down the national rankings. By the looks of it, the 2 team teaser lines are predicting a Blue Devil victory this evening.
Considering both teams’ averages, it’s safe to say Duke has an offensive advantage this evening. At the present time, the Blue Devils are averaging 93.2 points per game, while the Hurricanes are struggling to put up 73.1 themselves. On the other hand, Miami has a defensive advantage since they are only allowing 60.7 while Duke is giving up 73.8.
The Hurricanes fly into this ACC matchup sporting a 13-3 record that ranks them 8th overall in the ACC. Miami finds themselves in this position due to the 2-2 conference record the program has posted. Like the Blue Devils, the Hurricanes have suffered a couple of losses to unranked opponents; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the New Mexico State Aggies. However, Miami’s third loss of the season came against the No. 19 Clemson Tigers, which is somewhat more respectable. But in the end, the Hurricanes need to find better consistency if they are to be a threat in the conference. Which way should sportsbook players bet in this evening’s Duke vs. Miami matchup?
Considering both teams’ recent records, it’s hard to bet either way in this ACC Monday night pairing. All things considered, the safest bet players can make on this ACC matchup is to back the Blue Devils on the spread. Since Duke enters with a 10-5 against the spread record, while the Hurricanes are 2-2 ATS at home, it’s clear this is a pretty safe bet.