Wofford vs Duke 2019 College Basketball Odds, Preview & Pick

Wofford vs Duke 2019 College Basketball Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on December 19, 2019

The Duke Blue Devils host the Wofford Terriers hoping to prevent another upset loss. Earlier in the season, Stephen F. Austin beat the Devils as an over +25 underdog. Will the Terries step it up against one of the top teams in the nation? Or, will Duke win and cover at Cameron Indoor Stadium? Check out our college basketball odds, a preview and a free pick for Wofford vs Duke!

Wofford vs Duke 2019 College Basketball Odds, Preview & Pick

  • When: Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7:00 pm ET
  • Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC
  • TV: ESPN 2
  • ATS Odds: Duke -19
  • Over/Under Odds: 145

Why Wofford Terriers are a good bet +19

After a tough start to the season, Wofford has turned it on. This month, the Terriers are 4-0. They beat North Carolina Central 77-59, Gardner-Webb 81-77, North-Greenville 112-66, and North Carolina 68-64. The Terriers also shoot 47.5% from the field and 39% from three. That’s better than what Duke shoots.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 75.5
  • Field Goal %: 47.5
  • 3-Point %: 39
  • Free Throw %: 77.3
  • Rebounds/G: 27.5
Defense:
  • Points/G: 66.9
  • Field Goal %: 44.5
  • 3-Point %: 35
  • Free Throw %: 69.8
  • Rebounds/G: 29.2

Why Duke Blue Devils are a good bet -19

Duke doesn’t shoot as well as Wofford, but the Blue Devils have faced much tougher competition. Sure, Stephen F. Austin caught them on a bad day. But outside the overtime loss to the Lumberjacks, the Dookies have been perfect. Among their wins were victories against Kansas, Georgetown, Michigan State, and Virginia Tech. Duke is one of the best teams in the country. They should play like it on Thursday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 83.4
  • Field Goal %: 46.8
  • 3-Point %: 35.0
  • Free Throw %: 68.9
  • Rebounds/G: 38.2
Defense:
  • Points/G: 65.6
  • Field Goal %: 43.2
  • 3-Point %: 29.3
  • Free Throw %: 63.2
  • Rebounds/G: 30.0

College Football Betting Trends for Wofford Terriers vs Duke Blue Devils

  • Wofford is 12-6 TS in their last 18 games
  • Terriers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
  • Wofford is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 versus an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent
  • Under has gone 4-of-6 in Terriers’ last 6 games
  • Duke is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 December games
  • Blue Devils are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Thursday
  • Duke is 20-0 in their last 20 games versus a Southern Conference opponent
  • The total has gone Over in 4 of Duke’s last 5 games

Wofford vs Duke Final NCAAB Betting Analysis:

Wofford’s upset win over North Carolina stands out. But the Tar Heels have lost 4 in a row. They’re 1-3 ATS in their last 4. The only cover happened against Gonzaga. Even then, the Heels covered by a single point in a 13-point loss.

The Blue Devils have hit their stride. They beat Michigan State by 12 points as a +6 ½  underdog. The Dookies took down ACC rival Virginia Tech 77-63 as a -6 ½ chalk. Duke is 6-1 ATS at home. The spread intimidates. It doesn’t intimidate enough to back the Terriers on Thursday night. Go with the Blue Devils.

NCAAB Free Pick: Duke -19

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