Virginia Cavaliers vs. Duke Blue Devils, ACC Conference game. The time of the rematch arrived between number one and number two of the conference. The Blue Devils won the first game at home against the Cavaliers, but now the team will have to play on the road in Virginia against the revenge-hungry Cavaliers. The Cavs had problems in the first game, but the final result was just two points. The home team has been much more lethal at home this season, while the Blue Devils have only four games on the road in the regular season.
Virginia Cavaliers: Nobody wins in our house.
The Cavaliers record at home is perfect, eleven wins and zero defeats this season. In the conference the Cavaliers are the number one with twenty victories and only one defeat, the only defeat was against Duke this season. The last four victories were against easy conference rivals (Miami, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and FSU). The first half against the Duke Blue Devils was complicated for the Cavaliers, the team lost that half by five points 32-37 on the road.
At home the Cavaliers are scoring an average of 75.3 points per game, 25.82 FG points, 81.60% free throw shots and up to 8.73 three pointers. The defense is solid, at home the team only allows 49.1 points per game, 16.73 FG points and 5.18 three pointers with only 6.55 assists.
The ATS record is 8-3-0 this season at home. 5-1 in the last six games at home, against Miami Florida (last defeat ATS) the team won the game but could not cover the -18 points of the spread. The average points at home are -21.7 points per game.
Duke Blue Devils: No defeats on the road.
The Blue Devils have only four games on the road this season. All the victories have been against conference rivals (Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Wake Forest and FSU). The only rival that proved difficult was FSU 80-78. All the other games were easily dominated by the Blue Devils. The record in the conference for Duke is 8-1.
The team is second in the conference with twenty wins and two losses. The defeats were against Syracuse 95-91 and Gonzaga 89-87, the two games were at home.
On the road the Blue Devils are scoring an average of 82.2 points, 31.50 FG points, 62.7% free throw shots and 8.75 three pointers. The defense is good on the road allowing only 67.0 points per game, 23.00 FG points with 5.75 three pointers.
The ATS record is 3-1-0 for Duke. The only defeat in the ATS was against FSU, the team could not complete the -7.5 points in the spread. The most points covered this season on the road was against Wake Forest -21. The average points on the road for the team is -13.9 points.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Virginia Cavaliers vs. Duke Blue Devils 02/09/2019 is: take the Virginia Cavaliers -2.0 (Point Spread).
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