Duke vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Picks for this ACC Battle

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Duke vs. Virginia Basketball

Friday’s college basketball betting lineup is a little underwhelming. So instead we’re taking a look at the Saturday’s sports betting lineup. Without a doubt, one of the more interesting matchups from Saturday’s lineup has to be the Duke vs. Virginia Basketball pairing. So what kind of action can we expect out of a contest that pits No. 2 Duke against No. 3 Virginia? Let’s check up on this weekend’s sportsbook betting lines to find out.

Duke vs. Virginia Basketball – Saturday, February 9th     

When: 6:00 pm ET

Where: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia


Stream: Watch ESPN

College Basketball Betting Odds:

            TO BE POSTED

Duke Blue Devils          

The Blue Devils enter this evening’s matchup sporting a 20-2 record as well as a No. 2 national ranking. And with an 8-1 record in ACC play this season, Duke is currently tied alongside Virginia and UNC for the top spot in the conference. With that in mind, it’s clear that this Saturday’s matchup will have some future March Madness betting implications, as well as help shape the landscape at the top of the ACC. The college basketball betting odds for this matchup have yet to come out and it will be interesting to see how the bookmakers peg this contest. All in all Duke brings a good deal of momentum into this matchup since they’ve won the last 6 in a row. On top of that, Duke got the best of Virginia 72-70 just a few nights ago. And since Duke is 7-3 overall in their last 10 Virginia, we should expect them to be pegged as the favorite here. But will they be able to walk away with this road win?

Players to Watch: RJ Barrett (23.0 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 3.7 apg), Zion Williamson (22.0 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 2.3 apg), and Cam Reddish (13.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.1 apg).

Virginia Cavaliers    

The Cavs swing into this Saturday’s ACC matchup sporting a 20-1 record on the season. As aforementioned, the Cavaliers are currently tied for the lead in the conference thanks to their 8-1 ACC record. So what chance does Virginia have of avenging their recent loss to Duke this Saturday? Well the numbers don’t exactly favor one side over the other. Ultimately Virginia comes in with the better defense as they’re only giving up 52.9 per game while the Blue Devils are allotting 65.2. However, there’s no question that Duke has the better offense as they’re scoring 87.0 per contest while Virginia delivers 72.9. While we can’t be certain who will this Saturday’s matchup, we can be certain that this is one game you won’t want to miss.

Players to Watch: De’Andre Hunter (14.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.2 apg), Kyle Guy (14.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.1 apg), and Ty Jerome (13.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 4.9 apg).

Duke vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Predictions


  • Duke is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Virginia
  • Duke is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Virginia
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke’s last 6 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Duke’s last 5 games
  • Virginia is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games when playing Duke
  • Virginia is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Duke
Duke vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Duke vs. Virginia basketball matchup? All in all, Duke is probably the safer pick here. They come in with a good deal of momentum and have already beaten Virginia this season. However, there’s plenty of reasons to back the Cavs and their superior defense here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 72-69 Virginia.