ACC rivals match up when the No. 12 Duke Blue Devils (19-4) travel to play the Clemson Tigers (12-11) in a primetime contest on Thursday night. The Blue Devils are looking to bounce back after being upset in their last game. Duke fell to Virginia 69-68 on Monday. Clemson lost to North Carolina 79-77 on Tuesday, dropping its second straight game.
Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. ET in Clemson, S.C. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Blue Devils as 6.5-point favorites in the latest Duke vs. Clemson odds. the over-under for total points is set at 142. Before locking in any Clemson vs. Duke picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,300 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Duke vs. Clemson, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Clemson vs. Duke:
- Duke vs. Clemson spread: Blue Devils -6.5
- Duke vs. Clemson over-under: 142 points
- Duke vs. Clemson money line: Tigers +240, Blue Devils -300
- DUKE: Blue Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight-up loss
- CLEM: Tigers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games
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Why Duke can cover
Junior forward Wendell Moore Jr. is averaging 14 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. Moore Jr. provides Duke with another offensive threat. He has scored at least 15 points in 10 games thus far. The North Carolina native can also shoot the 3-ball well, knocking down 39 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc.
Sophomore center Mark Williams is a force down low for the Blue Devils. He is averaging 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and is shooting 70 percent from the field. Williams has tallied five double-doubles so far. The Virginia native has been a sensational shot-blocker throughout the year. He is logging a conference-high 3.1 blocks per game. Williams has five games with at least four blocks.
Why Clemson can cover
Sophomore forward PJ Hall is averaging a team-best 15.3 points and six rebounds per game. Hall has been a consistent offensive threat for the Tigers, scoring in double figures in 22 straight games. The South Carolina native has also tallied three double-doubles on the year so far. In the loss to UNC, Hall dropped a season-high 24 points, four blocks and two steals.
Clemson has a solid backcourt. Junior guard Al-Amir Dawes is second on the team with 11.2 points and is shooting 41 percent from downtown. Dawes has knocked down at least three 3-pointers in 10 games. Senior guard David Collins is logging 11 points along with 6.9 rebounds per game. Collins has been a beast on the boards, grabbing at least 10 rebounds in four different games.
How to make Clemson vs. Duke picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 145 combined points. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Duke vs. Clemson? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up more than $2,300 on its college basketball picks the last five years, and find out.
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