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Miami vs Duke Basketball Picks 2-21-24

Duke Blue Devils (20-5) vs. Miami Hurricanes (15-11)
February 21, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Hurricanes +4.5; Over/Under: +150.5
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The Duke Blue Devils and Miami Hurricanes face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the Bank United Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Duke vs Miami prediction.

Duke Looks for Fifth Straight Win

Duke has won four straight games and they have some confidence heading into this game. Duke scored 76 points in the last game against Florida State and they won by nine points. Jared McCain had quite the game putting up 35 points, four rebounds, and one assist. Duke on the season is averaging 80.3 points while their defense is giving up 67.6 points per game. The offense is ranked 41st in the league while the defense is ranked 71st. Kyle Filipowski is averaging 17 points while shooting 49.7 percent from the field. Duke will face Louisville after this game.

Miami is Having Some Issues

Miami was considered one of the better teams in college basketball earlier in the season, but no one thinks that anymore. Miami has lost four games in a row and the defense has been a major issue. In the last game against Boston College, Miami scored 77 points, but the defense gave up 85 points and that led to the defeat. Miami is averaging 77.9 points while their defense is giving up 72.5 points per game. The offense is ranked 77th, but this game will come down to the defense. Norchad Omier is averaging 17.8 points while shooting 60.3 percent from the field. Miami will take on Georgia Tech after this one.

Duke vs Miami Betting prediction

This Miami defense has really struggled heading into this game and I don’t trust them to find a whole lot of success in this game. Duke is averaging 80.3 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score. Miami’s offense has been good heading into this game, but they aren’t going to score enough in this one to keep up. Back the Blue Devils to cover the spread here.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Duke -4.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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