Its Duke’s world, everyone else is simply living it on borrowed time..! Don’t look now, but the Blue Devils have knocked the lights out of three straight opponents, including the North Carolina Tar Heels on the road earlier this week. It is because of such an incredible run—mind you, after a very pathetic start in ACC play—that everyone is high on the Devils and their NCAAB online odds to beat the Louisville this Saturday. Can Duke make it four in a row against ranked opponents, or will the Cardinals put a halt to the Devilish run by the Blues? Read on below to find out what our college hoops experts have to say about this top-tier clash.
Duke Blue Devils vs Louisville Cardinals NCAAB Spread Guide
When: 12:00 PM ET
Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Radio: Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
Stream Option: Watch ESPN
NCAAB Odds: TBA
Why Bet on #20 Duke (20-6, 9-4 in ACC)
The Blue Devils are on a freakish roll, having won five straight games, getting them back in the ACC title hunt picture and a potential deep run in the Tournament. The most impressive about this surging Duke team is not just about their five-game winning streak, but rather the nature of opponents they’ve faced in that stretch. The last three of those opponents were ranked in the top 15 (including the then #13 Louisville), with the last two remarkably ranked in the top 10. Given such a pedigree, along with the fact that both the offense and defense are seemingly clicking for Duke right now, beating Louisville is definitely within the realms of strong possibility.
Why Bet on #18 Louisville (20-6, 9-4 in ACC)
While Louisville (3-3 in last 6 games) has been a bit iffy in its recent games, the undeniable fact is that the Cardinals usually up their intensity when playing top opponents, especially when the games are played in their own backyard. Wins against the likes of North Carolina and Pittsburgh stand as proof of that. With that, you can expect the likes of Damion Lee and Quentin Sneider to give a strong home showing. Meanwhile, Louisville’s mean scoring defense that is ranked seventh in the nation (giving up 60.7 PPG) is guaranteed to give fits to Grayson Allen and Brandon Ingram from the Blue Devils’ camp.
Duke at Louisville NCAAB Picks and Predictions
Duke continues its hot run with a tight win and cover over the Cardinals, making it 2-0 on Louisville this season.