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Louisville vs. Duke - 2/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Duke at Louisville
Date & Time Tuesday February 12, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
KFC Yum! Center
Louisville, Kentucky
The Line
The Line: Louisville +7 -- Over/Under: 151.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Duke Blue Devils and Louisville Cardinals meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the KFC Yum! Center.

The Duke Blue Devils look for another victory to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 86.8 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 38.6 percent shooting. RJ Barrett is averaging 23.1 points and 7.2 rebounds while Zion Williamson is averaging 21.8 points and 2.4 assists. Cam Reddish is the third double-digit scorer and Tre Jones is dishing 5.6 assists. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Duke Blue Devils are allowing 29.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game. The Duke Blue Devils have won all five road games this season.

The Louisville Cardinals look for a statement victory after splitting their last four games. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 78.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Jordan Nwora is averaging 17.6 points and 7.6 rebounds while Dwayne Sutton is averaging 11 points and two assists. Christen Cunningham is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Enoch is grabbing five rebounds. The Louisville Cardinals are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Louisville Cardinals are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Louisville Cardinals have won 12 of their last 14 home games.

The Blue Devils are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic Coast and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cardinals are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic Coast, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Blue Devils are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in Blue Devils last 5 road games. The under is 15-5-2 in Blue Devils last 22 overall.

The Duke Blue Devils are playing their best basketball of the season right now, which includes seven straight wins and outscoring teams by an average of 20 points in their last five games. On the road, Duke is winning by an average of 14.2 points while shooting 51.4 percent from the field. RJ Barrett said after the win over Virginia that Duke wears black on the road because it's the other teams funeral and they enjoy everyone in the building rooting against them. The Louisville Cardinals have been really good the last couple of weeks and had a road win over FSU in the bag before falling apart in the final few minutes. I strongly considered Louisville and the points here, but Duke is playing so well that it's hard to bet against this team unless the line is outrageous. I have to eat the chalk with the Duke Blue Devils. 

Pick:
Duke -7

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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