Louisville vs. Duke - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duke Blue Devils (20-6) at Louisville Cardinals (20-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm (KFC Yum! Center)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Duke Blue Devils and Louisville Cardinals meet Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center.
The Duke Blue Devils look to build on their solid five-game winning streak. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 83.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Grayson Allen is averaging 20.7 points and 3.6 assists while Brandon Ingram is averaging 17.3 points and 6.8 rebounds. Luke Kennard is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and Derryck Thornton is dishing 2.7 assists. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Blue Devils are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Duke Blue Devils have won 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The Louisville Cardinals look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 77.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 60.7 points on 38.1 percent shooting. Damion Lee is averaging 16.5 points and four rebounds while Trey Lewis is averaging 12.3 points and 2.3 assists. Chinanu Onuaku is grabbing 8.6 rebounds and Quentin Snider is dishing 3.7 assists. The Louisville Cardinals are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cardinals are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game. The Louisville Cardinals have won 20 of their last 23 home games.
The Blue Devils are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. The 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games.
Duke's lack of depth with the Matt Jones injury is going to hurt them in this game, as the Cards relentless press will ware down these young Blue Devils. Give me the Cards at home.