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Florida State vs. Duke - 1/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Duke at Florida State
Date & Time Saturday January 12, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Location
Donald L. Tucker Center
Tallahassee, FL
The Line
Florida State +8 / over-under: 157
TV Channel
ESPN
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NCAA BB | Duke at Florida State
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Top 20 college basketball action pits the #2 Duke Blue Devils at the #13 Florida State Seminoles.

The Duke Blue Devils improved to 13-1 and 2-0 in the ACC with an 87-65 rout of Wake Forest on Tuesday as a 20 point road favorite.

This was competitive through 20 minutes with Duke ahead by eight points but they dominated both ends of the floor in the second half to win easily.

Zion Williamson starred for the Blue Devils leading all scorers with 30 points, ten rebounds and five helpers while RJ Barrett added 21 points and seven helpers.

Duke received 12 points and six boards from Marques Bolden followed by a combined 18 points from Cam Reddish and Javin DeLaurier with DeLaurier grabbing nine rebounds.

The #13 Florida State Seminoles evened their conference record at 1-1 with a tough 68-62 victory against Miami as a ten point home favorite on Wednesday.

Florida State could not put the Hurricanes away despite holding a 42.2%-37% shooting advantage with ten more looks as Miami sank ten more free throws.

David Nichols topped a balanced Seminoles offense with 13 points and three assists followed by PJ Savoy with a ten point effort.

Mfiondu Kabengele gave FSU another nine points and seven rebounds while Phil Cofer and Terance Mann netted seven points each with six boards each.

Under is 8-3 in Duke last 11 vs. Atlantic Coast and under is 18-7-1 in Duke last 26 overall and Duke are 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 road games. Florida State  are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and Florida State are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

If Duke plays as capable they cover but I hate laying points at Florida State…

Pick:
Duke -8

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