Louisville Cardinals vs. Duke Blue Devils: 1/23/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 23, 2021

ACC opponents square off when the Louisville Cardinals (9-3) host the Duke Blue Devils (5-4) at KFC Yum! Center, starting at 4:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 23, 2021. The Blue Devils are 2-point underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The matchup has an over/under of 141.

Betting Information

Louisville vs Duke Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Louisville -2 -112 -109 141 -109 -112 -137 111

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Louisville vs Duke
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Louisville (-2) Over (141) Louisville 75 Duke 68

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Total Facts

  • In 50% of their games this season (six of 12 chances), the Cardinals and their opponents have recorded more than this matchup’s point total of 141 points.
  • Duke has combined with its opponents to score more than 141 points in seven of nine opportunities (77.8%) this season.
  • The Cardinals and the Blue Devils combine to average 4.3 more points per game than the total of 141 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.2 fewer points per game (137.8) than this game’s over/under of 141 points.
  • The average total the Cardinals have had set in games this year is 4.8 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under for Blue Devils games this year is 5.9 more points than the point total of 141 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Cardinals record only 1.6 fewer points per game (70.7) than the Blue Devils allow (72.3).
  • Louisville has a 6-0 record overall and a 4-0 record against the spread when scoring more than 72.3 points.
  • In games when Duke allows more than 70.7 points, it is 0-6 against the spread and 2-4 overall.
  • The Blue Devils’ 74.6 points per game are 9.1 more points than the 65.5 the Cardinals allow.
  • Duke is 5-4 overall and 1-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 65.5 points.
  • Louisville has a 0-3 record overall and an ATS record of 0-3 in games when its opponents score more than 74.6 points.
  • The Cardinals have put up a total of 62 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 5.2 per game), and the Blue Devils have out-scored opponents by 20 points on the season (2.3 more per game).

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Louisville Betting Information

  • Louisville has struggled against the spread, going 5-6-1 on the year.
  • When favored by at least 2 points, the Cardinals have compiled a 5-5-1 record ATS.
  • In 7 of 12 (58.3%) contests this season, Louisville and its opponents have hit the over.

Duke Betting Information

  • The Blue Devils have a 1-7 record against the spread, covering in only 12.5% of their games.
  • When they are at least 2-point underdogs, the Blue Devils have a record ATS of 1-7.
  • Duke and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year — 5 of 8 (62.5%).

Head to Head

Louisville vs Duke (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
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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Louisville Leaders

  • Carlik Jones leads the Cardinals in points and assists per game, scoring 17.9 points and distributing 4.7 assists.
  • Louisville’s best rebounder is Jae’Lyn Withers, who averages 7.3 boards per game in addition to his 10.3 PPG average.
  • David Johnson makes more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Cardinals, knocking down shots from deep at a clip of 1.7 per game.
  • Jones and JJ Traynor lead the Cardinals on the defensive end, with Jones leading the team in steals averaging 1.4 per game and Traynor in blocks averaging 0.8 per contest.

Duke Leaders

  • Matthew Hurt scores 18.9 points per game to be the top scorer for the Blue Devils.
  • Duke’s leader in rebounds is Jalen Johnson with 8.0 per game, and its leader in assists is Jordan Goldwire with 3.8 per game.
  • Hurt’s 2.4 made threes per game lead the Blue Devils.
  • Duke’s leader in steals is Goldwire with 2.4 per game, and its leader in blocks is Jalen Johnson with 2.0 per game.
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