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Duke vs. Louisville Basketball Betting Picks for this ACC Showdown

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Duke vs. Louisville Basketball Betting Picks

Fans looking to get some March Madness betting practice this Tuesday night should check out this evening’s Duke vs. Louisville basketball contest. The Blue Devils are flying high following their dominant win over No. 3 Virginia that extended their current win streak to 7 straight. The Cardinals on the other hand, find themselves in a bit of a rut after posting a 1-2 record in their last 3.  Does this mean the Blue Devils are a heavy favorite despite being on the road tonight? Let’s check out this evening’s NCAA sportsbook odds to find out.

Duke vs. Louisville Basketball – Tuesday, February 12th   

When: 9:00 pm ET

Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN

NCAA Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Duke -8 (-110) 151 (-110) -420
Louisville +8 (-110) 151 (-110) +335
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Duke Blue Devils         

The Blue Devils enter this evening’s ACC matchup sporting a 21-2 record. And with a 9-1 record in conference play, Duke is the top dog in the ACC at the current moment. Ultimately they got that title by defeating Virginia 81-71 just the other night. It was a dominant outing but now Duke is poised to deliver an even more lopsided finish against Louisville this evening. After all, Duke is 5-3 in their last versus Louisville. On top of that, their offense is vastly superior to Louisville’s. Right now Duke is averaging 86.8 per game while the Cardinals are delivering 78.6. Defensively the Blue Devils get the edge once again since they’re only giving up 65.5 to the Cards’ 68.5. Barring some miracle, Duke should win this game decisively this evening.

Players to Watch: RJ Barrett (23.1 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 3.7 apg), Zion Williamson (21.8 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 2.4 apg), and Cam Reddish (13.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.1 apg).

Louisville Cardinals    

The Cards fly into this conference rivalry contest sporting a 17-7 record. And with an 8-3 record in conference play this season, Louisville currently ranks 4th in the ACC. Accounting for their recent 1-2 record, it’s looking like Louisville’s conference record will fall to 8-4 this evening. After all, Duke is averaging nearly ten points more per game than Louisville. And even though Duke has suffered a defeat to unranked Syracuse this season, it’s looking like they’ve plugged those holes since. Tonight’s NCAA basketball betting odds are pegging Louisville as a heavy underdog here and rightfully so. They may be playing at home but that advantage won’t be enough to turn the tables in their favor.

Players to Watch: Jordan Nwora (17.6 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.5 apg), Dwayne Sutton (11.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.0 apg), and Christen Cunningham (10.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 4.7 apg).

Duke vs. Louisville Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Duke’s last 6 games
  • Duke is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Louisville
  • Duke is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Louisville
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville’s last 6 games when playing Duke
  • Louisville is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • Louisville is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Duke vs. Louisville Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Duke vs. Louisville Basketball matchup? All things considered, Duke is the only way to bet here. The money line isn’t all that great but you can rack up value by making a parlay prediction here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 77-68 Duke.