The clear game of the night in the ACC Monday is when No. 7 Duke visits No. 18 Miami. The Blue Devils have the nation’s top offense, while the Hurricanes are a Top 10 defense. Those rankings could change a bit Monday when the new AP Top 25 is released. UM is a home betting underdog in the NCAAB odds.
Duke at Miami NCAAB Odds & Expert PredictionWatchESPNRadio: Blue Devil IMG Sports (Duke) / 560 WQAM (Miami)Opening NCAAB Odds: Duke -4.5
Last SeasonThe teams met twice last year (only one scheduled meeting this season) and they split, each winning at home. Duke prevailed 70-58 in the first matchup in Durham. Matt Jones scored all 13 of his points in the second half, hitting three 3-pointers during the run of 20 consecutive points that propelled Duke to the win. Jayson Tatum had 14 points and Luke Kennard 11 for the Blue Devils. All three of those guys are gone now. The Blue Devils opened the second with a 22-1 run, shot 67 percent after halftime and ended up outscoring Miami 45-22 in the final 20 minutes. Davon Reed had 19 points and Bruce Brown added 15 to lead the Hurricanes. Brown is still with the Canes.In Miami, the Canes won 55-50. Brown scored 25 points. He shot 11 for 18 and added four assists, while his seven teammates who got into the game shot just 11 for 40 with four assists combined. Reed had nine points and 10 rebounds in his final Miami home game. Frank Jackson and Kennard each scored 16 points for Duke, which was without star Grayson Allen.
Latest NCAAB Odds Trends
- Duke is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 games on the road
- Duke is 15-2 SU in the last 17 games
- The total went OVER in 10 of Duke’s last 13 games
- Miami is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
- Miami is 13-3 SU in the last 16 games
- The total went OVER in 13 of Miami’s last 18 games when playing Duke