Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Duke Blue Devils, Atlantic Coast conference game. The number one in the conference seeks revenge against the Hokies after losing against them on the road last season. The game will be again in Virginia. This time the Blue Devils have improved the record on the road, they are fifth in the AP Poll and possibly can raise a couple of more seats if they win all the games this month. The Hokies have a good record in the conference, fourth place with a positive record, and the overall record is also positive.
Duke Blue Devils: Ready to win.
The Blue Devils in the conference have twelve victories and only two defeats, but the team has to share the first place with two other teams. The other two teams are Virginia and North Carolina. All those teams with the same record in the conference, but Virginia with one less defeat in the overall record. The Blue Devils have not lost games on the road, despite playing against relatively dangerous teams. The record on the road is 7-0, the last game on the road was against Syracuse 75-65.
On the road the Blue Devils are scoring an average of 79.4 points per game, 28.71 FG points, 69.2% free throw shots, 9.14 three pointers and 15.71 assists. The defense is allowing up to 67.6 points, 24.14 FG points and 6.71 three pointers.
The ATS record is 5-2-0 to date. Duke has been lethal in most games, 3-1 in the last four games. Against Syracuse in the last game on the road, the Blue Devils completed -5.5 points in the spread. Only against the number one of the conference, Virginia, the Blue Devils were underdogs +1.5 in the spread. The average this season has been -9.6 points.
Virginia Tech Hokies: Defense at home.
The Hokies have a good record with twelve victories and only two defeats, the only losses were against Louisville 64-72 and the last game at home was also a defeat against Virginia 58-64. In the last four games the record is 2-2, but before those defeats the winning streak reached eleven games without losing at home. The record in the conference is 10-5 and 21-6 overall so far. The game against the Blue Devils was last season, the Hokies won by a point 64-63.
At home the Hokies are scoring an average of 79.6 points per game, 28.00 FG points, 73.9% free throw shots, 10.86 three pointers and 18.14 assists. The defensive at home has been a key piece this season, so far the team is allowing only 57.9 points at home, 20.07 FG points and 8.07 three pointers.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Duke Blue Devils 02/26/2019 is: take the Duke Blue Devils -4.5 (Point Spread).
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