Two struggling ACC teams in the Clemson Tigers and the Duke Blue Devils will go up against each other this coming Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Both teams are unlikely to finish first in the ACC, but the winner of this game would definitely help boost their March Madness resume. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Clemson Tigers vs Duke Blue Devils NCAA College Basketball Game on January 30 2021
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium
When: Saturday, January 30, 2021, 12:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Clemson Tigers (odds)
Record: 9-4 Overall / 3-4 Conference
Clemson has a game against the Louisville Cardinals this Wednesday before the Tigers head to Durham to face Duke. Clemson enters the Cardinals game on the heels of a three-game losing skid. The Tigers’ defense that was dependable earlier this season has been a pure letdown for Clemson. The Tigers have allowed at least 80 points in losses to the Virginia Cavaliers, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and Florida State Seminoles. As of this writing, Clemson is averaging 66.1 points per game, while allowing 63.4 points per contest — still 29th overall in the nation. In ACC play, however, Clemson is just 13th in adjusted defensive efficiency with 110.3 points allowed per 100 possessions.
The over is 3-0 in Clemson’s last three road games.
Betting on the Duke Blue Devils (odds)
Record: 5-5 Overall / 3-3 Conference
Among the signifiers of a weird college basketball season is that of Duke struggling this season. The Blue Devils aren’t even sure of making it to the Big Dance as an at-large berth, though they strengthened their case a bit by ending a three-game losing skid via a 75-68 home win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Jan. 26. Duke has gone 3-0 straight up in its last three games as the home team. The Blue Devils are averaging 73.7 points per game and are giving up 71.7 points per contest. After putting up just nine points against Louisville, Jalen Johnson rebounded in a big way by leading Duke with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field in the win over Georgia Tech. Rebounding will be a key in the Clemson game for Duke. The Blue Devils are averaging 37.3 rebounds per contest, significantly more than Clemson’s average of 32.8 boards per game.
Duke is 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 home games against Clemson.
Duke wins, 70-66.
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