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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Blue Devils vs. Tennessee
- (26-8) Duke Blue Devils vs. Tennessee Volunteers (23-10)
- Date: Saturday, March 18th
- Time: 2:40 ET
- Venue: Amway Center, Orlando
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Blue Devils -161 | Volunteers +133
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Duke -2.5 | Tennessee +2.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 129.5
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Duke Blue Devils
At this point, Duke heads into their matchup vs Tennessee with a record of 26-8 and riding a 9 game win streak. Meanwhile, in their 15 road games this season, Duke has a record of 8-7.
In 30 games as the favorites, the Blue Devils have gone 25-5 straight up. In today’s matchup, Duke has a betting line set at -2.5 points in their favor.
Presently, Duke has a record of 9-2 in non-conference games. In Atlantic Coast action, they have a mark of 17-6.
Coming into the game, Kyle Filipowski is the team leader in scoring, averaging 15.4 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Filipowski is grabbing 9.0 rebounds and adding 1.6 assists. Duke’s second leading scorer is Jeremy Roach, who has hit 42.2% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 13.3 points per game.
Blue Devils Offense
At this time, the Blue Devils offense is one of the top units in the country at 80.2 points per game, placing them 13th in the NCAA. In addition, Duke’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 63.44% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 22nd in overall field goal percentage at 48.9%. When the Blue Devils have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 36.8% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Duke is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 67.1 per contest, placing them just 495th in college basketball. Currently, the team is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, at 38.3 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 10.7 offensive boards per game.
At this time, the Volunteers have a 23-10 overall record, Tennessee squares off with Duke. So far, Tennessee has been the home team 21 times, sitting with a record of 18-3.
After a year in which they went 1-6 as the betting underdog, the Volunteers will not be the favorite for the first time this season. They are +2.5 point underdogs on the spread.
Presently, Tennessee has a record of 11-2 in non-conference games. In Southeastern action, they have a mark of 12-8.
Coming into the game, Santiago Vescovi is the team leader in scoring, averaging 12.9 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Vescovi is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and adding 3.0 assists. Tennessee’s second leading scorer is Olivier Nkamhoua, who has hit 51.4% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 10.6 points per game.
Volunteers Key Stats
The Volunteers offense heads into the game, ranked 138th in the NCAA at 73.2 points per contest. In addition, Tennessee’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 59.37% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 292nd in overall field goal percentage at 43.0%. When the Volunteers have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 35.8% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Tennessee is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 67.2 per contest, placing them just 490th in college basketball. Currently, the team is pulling down rebounds at a similar rate to the NCAA average at 37.1 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 11.9 offensive boards per game.
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Duke Blue Devils vs. Tennessee Volunteers CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, Duke is 5-0 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Blue Devils are 5-0 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, Duke is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 10-0 SU.
- At this point, the Blue Devils are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 3-0 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Volunteers are 0-3 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 0-3 vs. the spread in these contests.
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Free Spread Prediction: Duke Blue Devils -2.5
If you are eying this matchup between Tennessee Volunteers and Duke Blue Devils as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Duke to cover the spread as -2.5 favorites on the road. Although both teams are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Duke shooting well enough to keep the Volunteers at bay.
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