Duke Blue Devils vs. Louisville Cardinals: 2/27/2021 Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on February 27, 2021

The Duke Blue Devils (11-8) will look to build on a four-game win streak when they host the Louisville Cardinals (12-5) on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Cameron Indoor Stadium as 5.5-point favorites. The game airs at 6:00 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup’s point total is set at 142.

Betting Information

Duke vs Louisville Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Duke -5.5 -110 -110 142 -110 -110 -240 194

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Duke vs Louisville
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Louisville (+5.5) Under (142) Duke 73 Louisville 68

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Total Facts

  • In 12 of 19 games (63.2%) this season, the Blue Devils and their opponents have scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 142 points.
  • In six of 17 games (35.3%) this year, Louisville and its opponents have combined to score more than 142 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 2.6 more points per game (144.6) than this game’s total of 142 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined five less points per game (137) than this matchup’s total of 142 points.
  • The average total the Blue Devils have had set in games this season is 5.2 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Cardinals this season is 7.6 points lower than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Blue Devils record 10.3 more points per game (76.1) than the Cardinals give up (65.8).
  • Duke has an 11-7 record overall and a 7-0 record against the spread when scoring more than 65.8 points.
  • Louisville has a 0-4 record against the spread and a 0-4 record overall when allowing more than 76.1 points.
  • The Cardinals average just 2.7 fewer points than the Blue Devils allow their opponents to score (71.2).
  • Louisville has put together a 7-1 overall record and a 5-0 ATS record in games it scores more than 71.2 points.
  • Duke is 1-10 against the spread and 3-8 overall when it gives up more than 68.5 points.
  • The Blue Devils have put up a total of 93 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 4.9 per game), and the Cardinals have out-scored opponents by 46 points on the season (2.7 more per game).

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Duke Betting Information

  • The Blue Devils have struggled a bit against the spread this season, posting a 7-11 record.
  • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Blue Devils have struggled to a 3-5 record ATS this season.
  • The Blue Devils have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 6 times in 18 games this season.

Louisville Betting Information

  • Louisville’s record against the spread is 8-8-1.
  • When they are at least 5.5-point underdogs, the Cardinals have fared well, going 4-1 against the spread.
  • The Cardinals and their opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this year — 8 of 17 (47.1%).

Head to Head

Duke vs Louisville (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/23/2021 Louisville -2.5 142 -145 +121 Regular Season 70-65 LOU
1/18/2020 Duke -7.5 137 -363 +272 Regular Season 79-73 LOU
2/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-69 DUKE

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Duke Leaders

  • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Blue Devils is Matthew Hurt, who averages 18.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.
  • Jordan Goldwire leads Duke in assists, averaging 3.7 per game while also scoring 6.3 points per contest.
  • Hurt leads the Blue Devils in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.5 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Goldwire is Duke’s leader in steals, averaging 2.5 steals per game, while Mark Williams leads them in blocks with 1.3 per contest.

Louisville Leaders

  • Carlik Jones’ points (17.2 per game) and assists (4.5 per game) stat lines give him the top rebounding and assists spots on the Cardinals’ leaderboards.
  • Jae’Lyn Withers’ stat line of 7.9 rebounds, 9.8 points and 0.5 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Louisville rebounding leaderboard.
  • David Johnson’s 1.8 made threes per game lead the Cardinals.
  • Louisville’s leader in steals is Jones with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is JJ Traynor with 0.6 per game.
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