The Clemson Tigers have yet to score a Quadrant 1 win this season. But they have a fantastic opportunity to finally get one, as they play the Duke Blue Devils this Tuesday on the road. Then again, beating Duke in Durham is always going to be easier said than done. Check out our preview below of this Clemson-Duke ACC college basketball showdown.
Betting Preview for the Clemson Tigers vs Duke Blue Devils NCAA College Basketball Game on January 25 2022
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC
When: Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Clemson Tigers (odds)
Record: 11-8 Overall/3-5 Conference
Clemson finally squashed a three-game losing skid. After consecutive losses to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Boston College, and Syracuse Orange – all sub-64 NET teams – the Tigers got back on track by taking care of business in a 75-48 demolition job of the Pittsburgh Panthers last Saturday. Clemson sizzled from behind the arc in that game, sinking 10 of 21 attempts from deep and posting a 60.9 effective field goal percentage. The Tigers’ defense was unforgiving, forcing the Panthers to commit a total of 20 turnovers. That kind of pesky defense and great outside shooting is a lethal combo Clemson hopes to bring into their big matchup against Duke. The Tigers aren’t really shooting great from the 3-point area this season, but there’s no stopping them from taking heat checks early versus Duke to see if they still got it. Look for guard Al-Amir Dawes to do that, after he hit five threes against Pittsburgh. He’s been hot from deep this season, as he’s making 39.4 percent of his 3-point shots.
The under is 3-1 in Clemson’s last four road games.
Betting on the Duke Blue Devils (odds)
Record: 11-6 Overall/2-3 Conference
Duke vented all its frustrations from a 79-78 overtime loss to the Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee on Jan. 18 on the hapless Syracuse Orange last Saturday. Four Blue Devils starters scored 15 points each to bury Syracuse in a 79-59 road victory. Among those 15-point scorers was forward AJ Griffin, who scored all his points on 3-pointers. If Clemson wants to turn Tuesday’s game into a shootout, it should know that the Blue Devils have better weapons offensively. Apart from Griffin, who is shooting 44.9 percent from deep this season, Duke has the likes of Paolo Banchero and Wendell Moore Jr., who are both NBA-bound. Bancher is averaging 18.1 points this season, while Moore is putting 15.2 points per contest. As a team, Duke is seventh nationally with 82.8 points per game. The Bule Devils are also so good in protecting the ball, ranking ninth overall in turnover rate. No wonder Duke is 11th in adjusted offensive efficiency with 117.5 points per 100 possessions.
Duke is 6-2-2 against the spread in its last 10 home games.
Duke wins, 77-65.
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