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Clemson Tigers vs. Duke Blue Devils - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
Duke Blue Devils at Clemson Tigers
Date & Time Tuesday January 14, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Littlejohn Coliseum
Clemson, SC
The Line
CLEM +11.5, O/U 134.5
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Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

The #3 Duke Blue Devils travel to Clemson, South Carolina on Tuesday for a game against the Clemson Tigers in a matchup of teams from the ACC.  In their last game, the Blue Devils defeated Wake Forest by the score of 90-59.  Tre Jones led the Blue Devils in points in the game with 23 while shooting 10 of 15 from the field but 0 for 1 at the free throw line. Jack White led Duke in rebounds on the night, pulling in 6, with 3 coming offensively. Jordan Goldwire led Duke in assists with 6 on the night while playing 30 minutes in the game against Wake Forest. 

With the win against Wake Forest, Duke improved to 15-1 on the season and 5-0 in conference play.  Vernon Carey Jr. is Duke’s leader in points per game as he has averaged 17.4 points per game on the season.  Carey Jr. is also the Blue Devils leading rebounder and has averaged 8.6 per game on the year.  Tre Jones leads Duke in assists per game with an average of 7.

The Clemson Tigers welcome the Duke Blue Devils to town on Tuesday after winning their last game against North Carolina by the score of 79-76 in overtime.  Aamir Simms led the Tigers in scoring on the night with 20 points while shooting 7 of 13 from the field and 3 of 4 from the free throw line.  Simms also led Clemson in rebounds in the game with 8, including 2 coming offensively.  Simms also led the Tigers in assists in the game with 6 while playing a total of 42 minutes against North Carolina.

After the win against North Carolina, Clemson is now 8-7 overall and 2-3 in conference play.  Aamir Simms has led the Tigers in points per game this season with an average of 13.9 points per game.  Simms also leads Clemson in rebounds per game on the year with an average of 7.5.  Al-Amir Dawes has been the leader in assists this season for the Tigers as he has averaged 2.9 per game.

The Duke Blue Devils have scored an average of 83.8 points per game on the season while allowing 62.3 points per game.  The Clemson Tigers have scored 68.7 points per game on the year while allowing 63.7 points per game.  In their last 5 games, Duke is 5-0 and have won 9 games in a row while Clemson is 3-2 and have won 2 games in a row.  Duke is 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 games. Clemson is 6-3 against the spread in their last 9 games at home. The total has gone over in 10 of Duke's last 15 games. Clemson is 3-12 in their last 15 games when playing at home against Duke.  The Blue Devils have won the last 3 meetings between these two teams by the average score of 77.33 to 65.67.  I am going with the Blue Devils in this one.  Duke wins 75-62 and covers the spread. 

Pick:
Duke Blue Devils -11.5
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