Duke Blue Devils vs. Pittsburgh Panthers: 1/19/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 19, 2021

The Pittsburgh Panthers (7-2) host the Duke Blue Devils (5-3) as 2.5-point underdogs after Justin Champagnie racked up 24 points in the Panthers 96-76 victory over Syracuse. The matchup airs on ESPN at 9:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 141.5.

Betting Information

Duke vs Pittsburgh Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Duke -2.5 -113 -109 141.5 -110 -112 -149 120

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Duke vs Pittsburgh
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Pittsburgh (+2.5) Over (141.5) Pittsburgh 75 Duke 69

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Total Facts

  • The Blue Devils and their opponents have combined to score more than 141.5 points in 62.5% of their games this season (five of eight opportunities).
  • In four of nine opportunities (44.4%) this season, Pittsburgh and its opponents have combined to score more than 141.5 points.
  • The Blue Devils and the Panthers combine to average 7.0 more points per game than the over/under of 141.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.7 less points per game (136.8) than this matchup’s over/under of 141.5 points.
  • The Blue Devils average point total in outings this year is 146.2, 4.7 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • Panthers games this year have averaged a total of 139 points, 2.5 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 74.8 points per game the Blue Devils score are 9.5 more points than the Panthers give up (65.3).
  • When Duke puts up more than 65.3 points, it is 1-0 against the spread and 5-3 overall.
  • Pittsburgh is 1-1 overall and 1-1 against the spread in games when it gives up more than 74.8 points.
  • The Panthers score an average of 73.7 points per game, only 2.2 more points than the 71.5 the Blue Devils allow to opponents.
  • When it scores more than 71.5 points, Pittsburgh is 2-0 against the spread and 3-0 overall.
  • Duke is 0-4 against the spread and 1-3 overall when it allows its opponents to score more than 73.7 points.
  • The Blue Devils have totaled 26 more points than their opponents this season (3.3 per game on average), and the Panthers have scored 75 more points than their opponents (8.4 per game).

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Duke Betting Information

  • Duke has covered in just one of seven matchups this season.
  • When favored by at least 2.5 points, the Blue Devils have struggled to a 1-6 record ATS this season.
  • Duke has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 4 of 7 games for a 57.1% rate.

Pittsburgh Betting Information

  • The Panthers have a winning record against the spread, going 6-3 ATS (covering 66.7% of the time).
  • When they are at least 2.5-point underdogs, the Panthers have a record ATS of 3-2.
  • Pittsburgh has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 44.4% of matchups this season (4 out of 9 opportunities).

Head to Head

Duke vs Pittsburgh (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/28/2020 Duke -16.5 135.5 -2473 +1065 Regular Season 79-67 DUKE
1/22/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-64 DUKE

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Duke Leaders

  • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Blue Devils is Matthew Hurt, who puts up 19.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
  • Jordan Goldwire leads Duke in assists, averaging 4.3 per game while also scoring 7.5 points per contest.
  • Hurt’s 2.5 made threes per game lead the Blue Devils.
  • The Duke steals leader is Goldwire, who averages 2.8 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Jalen Johnson, who compiles 1.6 rejections per contest.

Pittsburgh Leaders

  • Champagnie averages 18.7 points and 12.9 rebounds per game for the Panthers, enough to make him the leading scorer and rebounder on the squad.
  • Xavier Johnson dishes out 5.6 assists per game, the most assists on the Panthers.
  • Ithiel Horton’s 2.2 made threes per game lead the Panthers.
  • Pittsburgh’s leader in steals is Xavier Johnson (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is Champagnie (1.1 per game).
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