Duke Hosts UVA in ACC Clash

Duke Basketball

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

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Team Records

Virginia Cavaliers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 1010-07-03-06-23-23-067.8049.9017.90
vs Conf8-05-03-06-23-23-064.7550.5014.25

Duke Blue Devils

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 108-25-03-26-43-23-292.1070.7021.40
vs Conf6-23-03-24-41-23-286.6375.0011.63


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense69.1522372.65155
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense68.0017369.00140
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed31.4322130.9240
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense91.65151.601
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense95.58454.431
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed46.25130.8610

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Feb 15, 2017DUKE65VIRGA55-4.5DUKE129.5UDUKEVIRGADUKE212545.236.828329/195/2043
Feb 13, 2016VIRGA62DUKE63-2VIRGA138UVIRGADUKEDUKE343148.145.126342/118/2235
Jan 31, 2015DUKE69VIRGA63-5.5DUKE126.5ODUKEVIRGADUKE262550.941.334356/173/1344
Mar 16, 2014DUKE63VIRGA721.5VIRGA127OVIRGAVIRGADUKE252838.144.734398/145/1272
Jan 13, 2014VIRGA65DUKE69-6VIRGA134PDUKEVIRGADUKE283638.244.934314/1010/2255
Feb 28, 2013DUKE68VIRGA73-1VIRGA130.5OVIRGAVIRGADUKE232839.646.225368/253/1143
Jan 12, 2012VIRGA58DUKE61-10.5VIRGA128.5UDUKEVIRGADUKE322839.352.235303/165/2043
Feb 16, 2011DUKE56VIRGA4114DUKE132UDUKEDUKEDUKE34265028.639295/163/1266
Jan 15, 2011VIRGA60DUKE76-21.5VIRGA134ODUKEDUKEVIRGA312534.546.631426/165/2074
Mar 12, 2010VIRGA46DUKE57-17VIRGA127UDUKEDUKEDUKE272732.138.237393/144/1477

NCAA Basketball Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Virginia Cavaliers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jan 23, 2018CLEMS61-36W-9.5119.5W/U44.6450.007H
Jan 21, 2018WAKE59-49W-7.5128W/U40.38100.007A
Jan 18, 2018GATEC64-48W-7.5116.5W/U46.5577.783A
Jan 14, 2018NCST68-51W-14135W/U56.1087.508H
Jan 9, 2018SYRA68-61W-9.5114L/O37.7486.369H

Duke Blue Devils

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jan 23, 2018WAKE84-70W-10158.5W/U45.2876.926A
Jan 20, 2018PITT81-54W-29150.5L/U51.7964.7112H
Jan 15, 2018MIAMI83-75W-4.5154W/O55.3647.6211A
Jan 13, 2018WAKE89-71W-17.5163.5W/U43.8679.4112H
Jan 10, 2018PITT87-52W-20155.5W/U53.1238.8912A

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

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