Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Cardinals vs. Blue Devils CBB Odds
Looking for Louisville Cardinals vs. Duke Blue Devils NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Cardinals taking on the Blue Devils on Wednesday March 10, 2021 at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily basketball predictions like this Cardinals Blue Devils matchup.
2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(13-6) #7 Louisville Cardinals vs. #10 Duke Blue Devils (12-11)
Date: Wednesday March 10, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM ET
Venue: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
CBB Moneyline Odds: Louisville -OFF | Duke +OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Louisville
CBB Betting Total: O/U
Wednesday afternoon college hoops continues with the second round of the ACC tournament as the Louisville Cardinals (13-6, 8-5 ACC) will play the Duke Blue Devils (12-11, 9-9 ACC). Louisville is still not a lock for the NCAA tournament and Duke is strictly in the win and in mentality.
Duke’s had a disappointing season all year and is now in trouble to officially miss March Madness for the first time in 26 years although they were in line not to make it last year either. The Cardinals finished right around the middle in the conference standings and split their last 10 games of the season.
The Cardinals swept the Blue Devils in the regular season, downing them 70-65 at the KFC Yum! Center on Jan. 23, as well as 80-73 in overtime on Feb. 27 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Louisville is hoping to become the third team ever, and first since Virginia in 1982-83, to defeat Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski three times in a single season.
Louisville has been a middle of the road team all season but still appears to have done enough to have a shot of making the NCAA tournament. They’ve actually split their last 10 games at 5-5.
Graduate guard Carlik Jones was honored as a first team 2020-21 All-ACC selection, sophomore guard David Johnson earned honorable mention All-ACC honors, and freshman forward Jae’Lyn Withers was chosen as a member of the ACC All-Freshman team in a vote of media and league coaches.
Duke Blue Devils
Duke went on a four-game winning streak in mid-February, putting the Blue Devils squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble. They proceeded to drop consecutive overtime games to Louisville and Georgia Tech before getting blown out by North Carolina on Saturday.
Their NCAA Tournament hopes are now fully reliant on winning the ACC Tournament this week. The Blue Devils beat the breaks off Boston College Tuesday in an impressive 86-51 showing. Three Blue Devils reached double figures, with DJ Steward, Mark Williams and Jared Goldwire scoring 17, 13 and 12, respectively.
1st team All-ACC Sophomore forward Matthew Hurt leads Duke with 18.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Hurt scored an insane 37 points on 15-21 shooting in the last meeting with Louisville along with 7 rebounds. Freshman guard DJ Steward is second on the team in scoring with 13.0 points per game. He is coming off a 17-point performance against Boston College on Tuesday.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Louisville is 4-4 SU in last 8 games
- Louisville is 4-4 ATS in last 8 games
- Louisville OVERS are 3-1 in last 4 games
- Duke is 1-4 SU and ATS in last 4 games
- Duke OVERS are 10-1 in last 11 games
Free Louisville Cardinals vs. Duke Blue Devils NCAAB Prediction:
Duke might have finished the regular season with three losses, but they showed no signs of struggles on Tuesday as they dominated Boston College from the jump and won in a convincing 86-51 manner. Both matchups went to Louisville in the regular season but it’s hard to beat a team three times especially a team that hasn’t allowed that in nearly 30 years. Duke has one of the most experienced head coaches of all-time and understands that it needs to win the ACC Tournament in order to make the Big Dance. Hurt dropped 37 points the last time these sides faced off and is going to be the best player on the floor once again Wednesday afternoon. Look for him to lead the Blue Devils on a revenge tour against these Cardinals and continue Duke’s ACC tournament run.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Duke ML
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