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Duke vs Florida State 12/31/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Florida State Seminoles (4-10) vs. Duke Blue Devils (10-3)
December 31, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -17 / Florida State Seminoles +17 ; Over/Under: -
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The Florida State Seminoles and the Duke Blue Devils meet Saturday in college basketball action from Cameron Indoor Stadium. Florida State is 4-10 so far this year. The Seminoles beat Notre Dame in their last game. As for Duke, they’re 10-3 overall and coming off a loss to Wake Forest. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Florida State went a rough 1-9 over their first 10 games this year, beating only Mercer on November 21. The Seminoles have since gone 3-1 however, taking victories over Louisville, USC Upstate and Notre Dame. 

Matched up against Notre Dame last Wednesday, the Seminoles trailed 39-38 at halftime. Florida State bounced back with a 35-33 run in the second and took the win 73-72. Matthew Cleveland led the way on a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds. 

Over on the Duke side, they lost just one of their first seven games this year (to Kansas). The Blue Devils are 4-2 since then with losses to Purdue and Wake Forest around wins over Ohio State, Boston College, Iowa and MD Eastern Shore. 

Last Tuesday versus Wake Forest, Duke was outscored 39-30 in the first half. The Blue Devils didn’t end up getting closer in the second half and lost 81-70. Jaylen Blakes put up 17 points with three assists and two rebounds. 

PICK: I’ll probably stick with Duke. The Blue Devils need a good bounce-back effort here, though; they didn’t play especially well versus Wake Forest. Duke was out-rebounded 37-29 (9-7 offensive) in that one and coughed up 13 turnovers. Outside of that and a 75-56 loss to a great Purdue team, Duke has been playing well over the last eight games. Florida State has scored 73 or more points for four straight games, so the Blue Devils will need to be on point offensively. I think they’ll rebound well and take the home cover. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Duke Blue Devils -17

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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