Pittsburgh Panthers (22-10) vs. Duke Blue Devils (23-8)
March 9, 2023 2:30 pm EDT
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -4.5 / Pittsburgh Panthers +4.5; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Pitt Panthers and the Duke Blue Devils meet in college basketball action from the Greensboro Coliseum on Thursday afternoon as part of the ACC conference tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Duke is listed as a 4.5-point home favorite with the total for this game set at 141.5 points.
For Pitt, KJ Marshall is listed as out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury while John Hugley IV is out for the season. Duke comes into this game with a clean injury report.
Duke’s 77-69 win over Pitt back on January 17th, 2023, made it back-to-back wins for Duke in this head-to-head matchup.
Pitt is 21-6 ATS in their last 27 games overall and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Duke is 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall and 1-11 ATS in their last 12 games following an ATS win while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 neutral site games.
I’m backing the over here. This Duke team was on fire down the stretch, but they’ve also had issues putting teams away convincingly and this is still a young, inexperienced Duke team that has a few top guys playing their first conference tournament game. This Pitt team is talented and can score but I worry about the defensive effort on a quick turnaround after a track meet against Georgia Tech on Wednesday. Give me the over here.