Duke at Louisville 2/12/19 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Duke Blue Devils vs. Louisville Cardinals
NCAAB: 9:00 PM EST
Feb. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : DUKE -7 Total 151.5
The No. 2 ranked Duke Blue Devils visit KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday for an ACC tilt against the Louisville Cardinals. Duke improved to 21-2 on the season following its 81-71 win over Virginia on Saturday. The Blue Devils were led by R.J. Barrett with 26 points, while Zion Williamson scored 18. Duke took an early lead with 3-pointers and held off a late Virginia rally.
Louisville fell to 17-7 on the season following an 80-75 loss in overtime on the road to Florida State. The Cardinals were led in the loss by Christen Cunningham with 20 points while Ryan McMahon hit 3 3-pointers within a span of just 90 seconds during the second half to give the Cardinals a 10-point lead that the Seminoles rallied from to tie and send it to overtime.
RJ Barrett leads Duke in scoring and is second in assists with averages of 23.1 points and 3.7 assists per game. Zion Williamson is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 21.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Tre Jones leads the Blue Devils in assists with an average of 5.6 per game. Duke is shooting 48.9% from the field and 32.8% from 3-point territory.
Jordan Nwora leads Louisville in scoring and in rebounding with averages of 17.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Christen Cunningham leads the Cardinals in assists with an average of 4.7 per game. The Cardinals are shooting 45.7% from the field and 36.4% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Duke is 4-0 ATS in its last 4
The UNDER has cashed in 15 of the Blue Devils last 22
Louisville is 5-2 ATS in its last 7
The UNDER has cashed in 23 of the Cardinals last 34 at home versus an opponent with a winning record on the road
Free Betting Pick: Louisville Cardinals +7
The home team (Louisville) has covered 3 of the last 5 meetings. While Duke has the far more talented roster and will win outright, the Cardinals will keep the score close at home to cover. Louisville has covered the number in 7 of the last 8 following a loss straight up and in 12 of the last 16 following a loss ATS. Final Score Prediction, Duke Blue Devils win but fall short ATS 80-75.