March 2, 2013

Miami vs. Duke Pick

Miami vs. Duke Basketball Pick

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Miami Hurricanes
vs.
Duke Blue Devils

Date/Time: March 2nd, 6:00 pm ET

Television: ESPN

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Basketball Betting Game Trends

Miami Hurricanes

  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Duke
  • Miami is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Duke
  • Miami is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Duke
  • Miami is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games on the road

Duke Blue Devils

  • Duke is 1-6-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Miami
  • Duke is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
  • Duke is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Miami
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Duke’s last 12 games when playing Miami
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke’s last 5 games at home

 

NCAA Basketball Pick – March 2nd

First place in the ACC and likely the top seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament are going to be on the line on Saturday in the biggest college basketball betting battle of the day, as the Miami Hurricanes look for the season sweep of the Duke Blue Devils.

Miami is an unheralded team right now. Yes, the club started off the year at a perfect 13-0 in conference play, but it has some losses that just make you scratch your head. The loss to Florida Gulf Coast was way back in November and could easily be forgotten about, but the most recent 15-point shellacking at the hands of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on the road brought up all of those problems once again. This is by far a perfect team, but it is a team that has proven that it can win, both home and away, against some of the top teams in the country. This really is a fairly deep team when you really think about it. G Shane Larkin and G Durand Scott make up a nice backcourt, and G Trey McKinney Jones is a decent complement to these two. F Kenny Kadji, C Reggie Johnson, and F Julian Gamble are great in the post, especially on the defensive side of the court. It is awfully tough to score against this Miami outfit, and Duke found that out the hard way the first time these two met in South Beach.

The Blue Devils don’t exactly have a closet without skeletons in it either. They have lost four games on the road this year, including most recently to the Virginia Cavaliers in a game that probably put the Cavvies into the NCAA Tournament field. However, Duke is still perfect at home, and it has one of the most talented teams in America. F Ryan Kelly isn’t going to be back in time for this one, but there are still plenty of players that have to be licking their chops at getting another shot at the Canes. G Seth Curry, G Quinn Cook, and G Rasheed Sulaimon all had suspect games the first time around when these two met, and F Mason Plumlee left the court that night at the Bank Atlantic Center with a sour taste in his mouth. Curry and Cook are both hot shooters, especially at home, and if they can get that mojo going, they’ll be in great shape in this game.

Prediction:

Everyone just makes the assumption that the Dookies are going to come out and railroad Miami. Is that really going to be the case? Perhaps if Kelly were in the lineup, we would agree. However, these two teams are basically both going to throw six players at one another, and when it comes down to Duke’s six against Miami’s six, we really aren’t all that sure which side is better. Be very, very careful, Duke. Be very careful. Miami 71 – Duke 68

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Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.

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