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Clemson vs. Duke - 2/18/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Duke Blue Devils (21-5) at Clemson Tigers (20-5)
Date & Time Sunday February 18, 2018, 1:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Clemson Tigers +1 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
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NCAA BB | Duke Blue Devils (21-5) at Clemson Tigers (20-5)
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Coming up Sunday from Littlejohn Coliseum, the Duke Blue Devils and the Clemson Tigers will be meeting up in ACC college basketball action. 

Duke comes into this one with a 21-5 record overall. The Blue Devils have won their last two games, last taking out Virginia Tech on Wednesday. In that one, Duke guard Grayson Allen put up 25 points. 

Tops in scoring for the Blue Devils this year is Marvin Bagley with 21.2 PPG and 11.4 RPG. Also in double-figures for Duke are Gary Trent (15.2 PPG), Allen (15.0 PPG), Wendell Carter (14.4 PPG; 9.5 RPG) and Trevon Duval (11.0 PPG). 

As for Clemson, they’re currently 20-5 this year. The Tigers had won four straight games but dropped to Florida State Wednesday in OT. In that defeat, Clemson guard Marcquise Reed put up 23 points. 

Reed leads the Tigers in scoring on the year as well with 15.7 PPG, and Donte Grantham is second with 14.2 PPG in 19 games. Clemson’s Gabe DeVoe (13.4 PPG), Shelton Mitchell (11.8 PPG) and Elijah Thomas (10.2 PPG) are also in double-digits. 

Duke is 11-4-1 ATS in the last 16 road games, and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games. The Blue Devils are also 7-3 ATS in their last 10 versus the ACC and the over is 18-6 in their last 24 road games. 

Meanwhile, the Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall. Clemson is also 4-0 ATS in the last four versus the ACC and 0-4 ATS in the last four Sunday games. 

Since a 63-point dud against Virginia in late January, Duke has been scoring pretty well, with at least 74 in each of their last five games—but they’re just 3-2 in that time. As for Clemson, they put up just 36 versus Virginia, but since have scored at least 72 in each of their last five. Duke isn’t necessarily all that predictable lately, so I’m going with Clemson here in what should be a fun game.

Pick:
Clemson Tigers +1

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