Pittsburgh Panthers vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction 1/20/2024

Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Duke Blue Devils Prediction 1/20/2024

The Pittsburgh Panthers (10-7) travel to face off against the Duke Blue Devils (13-3) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham and televised on ACCN. Duke is coming off a win in their previous game, while Pittsburgh is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Syracuse. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Duke Blue Devils

The Pittsburgh Panthers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing their last game to Syracuse by a score of 69-58, Pittsburgh comes into this game with a record of 10-7. In their last 10 games on the road, the Panthers have gone 5-5, and they are 3-1 on the road this season.

So far this season, Pittsburgh has been the underdog in three games, and they have yet to win any of those contests. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is +11.8, compared to +12.2 at home.

As the underdog, Pittsburgh has struggled vs. the spread this season with an 0-3 record. However, their road ATS mark is 3-1 and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Pittsburgh games is 10-6. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year of 147.6. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points, which is lower than the over/under line for today’s game.

The Duke Blue Devils Are Coming Off A Win

With a 10-1 record at home, Duke has been dominant at Cameron Indoor Stadium this season. The Blue Devils have won nine straight games at home and are coming off an 84-79 win over Georgia Tech. On the year, Duke is 13-3 overall and has won seven straight games.

As for Pittsburgh, they come into this game with a 2-2 record on the road. Duke is a perfect 15-0 when favored this season, and they are favored by 13.5 points in this one. The Blue Devils have gone 3-0 in their last three home games, and over their last 10, they are 9-1.

When looking at Duke’s ATS record this season, they are currently 8-7. At home, they have gone 7-4 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 3 home games, the Blue Devils have gone 2-1 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Duke is 8-6-1. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (146.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points. In their last five games, the average scoring total is 148 points. And over their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 147 points. Currently, their over/under record over their last three games is 1-1.

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Pittsburgh offense tallied 58 points in a matchup against Syracuse. Their field goal percentage for the game was 35.4%, and they made 5 threes. On the offensive front, the Panthers have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, ranking 321st nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 266th in terms of percentage and 44th in three-pointers made.

Blake Hinson (F) 18.1 4.8 0.8
Carlton Carrington (G) 13.5 5.3 4.6
Ishmael Leggett (G) 11.6 5.7 2.4

Duke Offense Breakdown

In their previous game, the Blue Devils’ offense finished with 84 points, which is right in line with their current average of 82 points per contest. In terms of three-point shooting, the Blue Devils offense has been good from outside, hitting 37% of their three-pointers on an average of 21.3 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 48%.

Kyle Filipowski (C) 18.2 8.9 3.0
Jeremy Roach (G) 14.6 2.6 3.1
Jared McCain (G) 11.7 4.0 1.6

Pittsburgh Team Defense

So far, the Panthers’ defense is ranked 56th in the country at 66.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Syracuse, the Orange finished with a field goal percentage of 35% and a total of 69 points vs. Pittsburgh.

Duke Team Defense

Currently, the Blue Devils’ defense holds the 52nd rank in the nation, allowing 66.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Duke’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.6% this season.

Panthers vs Blue Devils Trends

  • In their last five road games, Pittsburgh has averaged 77 points per game while allowing 69 . The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Blue Devils offense has averaged 70 points per game while allowing an average of 61. Duke posted an overall record of 2-1 while going 0-2 ATS.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Pittsburgh has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Blue Devils have a straight up record of 8-2 and an ATS mark of 5-5.

Panthers vs Blue Devils Prediction

In this Blue Devils vs. Blue Devils matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Blue Devils at -13.5. While we project the Blue Devils to win 74-69, our recommendation is to bet on the Panthers for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 143.5, and our model projects the Panthers and Blue Devils to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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