Duke Blue Devils vs. Virginia Cavaliers - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Cavaliers (20-4) at Duke Blue Devils (18-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
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The Virginia Cavaliers will travel to play the Duke Blue Devils in an ACC game on Saturday.
The Duke Blue Devils are 18-6 (7-4) and are coming off of a win against Louisville by a score of 72-65. Duke has won 3 games in a row and is currently 6th in the ACC standings. Duke is averaging 84.3 points per game while giving up 71.3 points per game. Duke is also averaging 37.8 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Grayson Allen is averaging 20.8 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for Duke. Brandon Ingram is averaging 16.9 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game for the Blue Devils. Duke is shooting 72.7% on free throws, 39.3% on three-pointers, and 47.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Virginia Cavaliers are 20-4 (9-3) and are coming off of a win against Virginia Tech by a score of 67-49. Virginia has won 7 games in a row and is currently 2nd in the ACC standings. Virginia has conference losses to Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, and Florida State. Virginia is averaging 71.4 points per game while giving up 59.6 points per game. Virginia is also averaging 32.2 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 17.7 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game for Virginia. Anthony Gill is averaging 14.3 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Cavaliers. Virginia is shooting 75% on free throws, 40.5% on three-pointers, and 49.5% on all field goal attempts.
Virginia is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The under is 4-0 in Virginia’s last 4 games. Duke is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win. The over is 5-1 in Duke’s last 6 Saturday games. The over is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings. Virginia is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Duke has been playing better since they went on their losing streak, while Virginia is playing red hot in their last 7 games. Virginia has a very good defense, while Duke has a high tempo offense. Duke holds the rebounding advantage in this game and is at home. This should be a very good game, but I am siding with Virginia due to their defense.