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Duke Hosts UVA in ACC Clash

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Duke Faces Best Defense in Nation

The 2nd-ranked Virginia Cavaliers and the 3rd-ranked Duke Blue Devils meet on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. This ACC clash will definitely have a bearing on the ACC Championship. Tip-off is set for 2 pm EST. CBS will broadcast the game nationally.

Oddsmakers opened the Blue Devils as -4.5-point favorites versus the Cavaliers, while the game’s total opened at 135. Duke is now a 3.5-point favorite and the total is down to 134.

Virginia ranks number 1 in the country in defense. The Cavaliers are allowing 51.6 points per game. The Cavaliers’ last three opponents have been held under 50 points.

This marks the 15th time two top-five teams are meeting at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke is 11-3 in the first 14 contests.

Virginia holds a two-game lead on second-place Duke in the ACC standings. This is the only regular-season meeting between the teams, so this is an important game for both squads. The Cavaliers are 8-0 in the ACC for the first time since a 12-0 start in 1980-81.

High Powered Duke Offense On Notice

Duke won its last outing, a 84-70 result against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on January 23. They covered in that game as a -10-point favorite.

Duke is averaging 91.7 points per game. The Blue Devils have scored 80 or more points in 16 straight games. That is a tie for fifth among all-time ACC stretches of that production.

The average outings from the combo of Duke’s Wendell Carter Jr. and Marvin Bagley III would be the same as some entire teams against Virginia. Bagley leads the ACC with averages of 21.6 points and 11.5 rebounds. Carter is coming off consecutive outings of 20-plus points.

The Blue Devils  have four players averaging more than 14 points. Grayson Allen is averaging 15.2 ppg.

Virginia Defense is No Joke

Virginia won its last outing, a 61-36 result against the Clemson Tigers on January 23. They covered in that game as a -9.5-point favorite. This marks the fewest points ever allowed by the Cavaliers against a ranked opponent.

Virginia’s top scorer is guard Kyle Guy at 15.2 points per game.

For Virginia, this marks the third road game in a four-game stretch.

 

Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Virginia 19-1 13-4 69.15 51.60 17.55 7-3 4-1 4-13 3-7 1-4
Duke 18-2 12-7 91.65 72.65 19 5-4 4-2 13-6 5-4 4-2
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
VIRGA 13.80 9.45 1.46
DUKE 19.25 12.05 1.6
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
VIRGA 8.50 24.50 33
DUKE 14.55 28.45 43
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
VIRGA 46.91 36.36 10.55
DUKE 51.04 41.00 10.04
Team Records

Virginia Cavaliers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 19-1 13-0 6-1 13-4 7-3 6-1 69.15 51.60 17.55
Last 10 10-0 7-0 3-0 6-2 3-2 3-0 67.80 49.90 17.90
vs Conf 8-0 5-0 3-0 6-2 3-2 3-0 64.75 50.50 14.25

Duke Blue Devils

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 18-2 12-0 6-2 12-6 6-4 6-2 91.65 72.65 19.00
Last 10 8-2 5-0 3-2 6-4 3-2 3-2 92.10 70.70 21.40
vs Conf 6-2 3-0 3-2 4-4 1-2 3-2 86.63 75.00 11.63

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 69.15 223 72.65 155
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 68.00 173 69.00 140
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 31.43 221 30.92 40
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 91.65 1 51.60 1
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 95.58 4 54.43 1
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 46.25 1 30.86 10

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Virginia 2-8 7-3 4-5-1 59.50 28.40 38.88 33.40 37/135 4.40
Duke 8-2 3-7 4-5-1 64.70 27.60 44.79 33.60 68/189 4.90

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Feb 15, 2017 DUKE 65 VIRGA 55 -4.5 DUKE 129.5 U DUKE VIRGA DUKE 21 25 45.2 36.8 28 32 9/19 5/20 4 3
Feb 13, 2016 VIRGA 62 DUKE 63 -2 VIRGA 138 U VIRGA DUKE DUKE 34 31 48.1 45.1 26 34 2/11 8/22 3 5
Jan 31, 2015 DUKE 69 VIRGA 63 -5.5 DUKE 126.5 O DUKE VIRGA DUKE 26 25 50.9 41.3 34 35 6/17 3/13 4 4
Mar 16, 2014 DUKE 63 VIRGA 72 1.5 VIRGA 127 O VIRGA VIRGA DUKE 25 28 38.1 44.7 34 39 8/14 5/12 7 2
Jan 13, 2014 VIRGA 65 DUKE 69 -6 VIRGA 134 P DUKE VIRGA DUKE 28 36 38.2 44.9 34 31 4/10 10/22 5 5
Feb 28, 2013 DUKE 68 VIRGA 73 -1 VIRGA 130.5 O VIRGA VIRGA DUKE 23 28 39.6 46.2 25 36 8/25 3/11 4 3
Jan 12, 2012 VIRGA 58 DUKE 61 -10.5 VIRGA 128.5 U DUKE VIRGA DUKE 32 28 39.3 52.2 35 30 3/16 5/20 4 3
Feb 16, 2011 DUKE 56 VIRGA 41 14 DUKE 132 U DUKE DUKE DUKE 34 26 50 28.6 39 29 5/16 3/12 6 6
Jan 15, 2011 VIRGA 60 DUKE 76 -21.5 VIRGA 134 O DUKE DUKE VIRGA 31 25 34.5 46.6 31 42 6/16 5/20 7 4
Mar 12, 2010 VIRGA 46 DUKE 57 -17 VIRGA 127 U DUKE DUKE DUKE 27 27 32.1 38.2 37 39 3/14 4/14 7 7

NCAA Basketball Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Virginia Cavaliers

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 23, 2018 CLEMS 61-36 W -9.5 119.5 W/U 44.64 50.00 7 H
Jan 21, 2018 WAKE 59-49 W -7.5 128 W/U 40.38 100.00 7 A
Jan 18, 2018 GATEC 64-48 W -7.5 116.5 W/U 46.55 77.78 3 A
Jan 14, 2018 NCST 68-51 W -14 135 W/U 56.10 87.50 8 H
Jan 9, 2018 SYRA 68-61 W -9.5 114 L/O 37.74 86.36 9 H

Duke Blue Devils

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 23, 2018 WAKE 84-70 W -10 158.5 W/U 45.28 76.92 6 A
Jan 20, 2018 PITT 81-54 W -29 150.5 L/U 51.79 64.71 12 H
Jan 15, 2018 MIAMI 83-75 W -4.5 154 W/O 55.36 47.62 11 A
Jan 13, 2018 WAKE 89-71 W -17.5 163.5 W/U 43.86 79.41 12 H
Jan 10, 2018 PITT 87-52 W -20 155.5 W/U 53.12 38.89 12 A

Next up:
Virginia home to Louisville Wednesday, January 31
Duke home to Notre Dame Monday, January 29

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