The Duke Blue Devils will look to cool down the streaking Florida State Seminoles down in Tallahassee this coming Tuesday. Will the Blue Devils add Florida State to their list of victims this season? Or will the ‘Noles ambush Duke at home and extend their win streak? Check out our preview below of this Duke- Florida State ACC showdown.
Betting Preview for the Duke Blue Devils vs Florida State Seminoles NCAA College Basketball Game on January 18 2022
Where: Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, Tallahassee, FL
When: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Duke Blue Devils (-5)
Record: 14-2 Overall/4-1 Conference
Duke took care of business last Tuesday by downing the NC State Wolfpack at home, 88-73. The Blue Devils came out firing on offense in that contest, shooting 58.3 percent from the field, though they were just 4/13 from behind the arc. Paolo Bancher showed once again why he is ripe for the NBA by leading the Blue Devils against the Wolfpack with 21 points, while Mark Williams came up with a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds. On the season, Duke is 11th in the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency with 117.2 points per 100 possessions, which isn’t much of a surprise, considering the level of the team’s collective talent. And what makes it even better for Duke is that it’s also a disciplined team, as shown by its 13.9 turnover percentage — the ninth-best in the nation. The Blue Devils also don’t give plenty of bonuses on the foul line for opponents, with a top-ranked 17.6 free-throw attempt to field goal attempt ratio.
Duke is 3-3 against the spread in its last six games away from Durham.
Betting on the Florida State Seminoles (+5)
Record: 10-5 Overall/4-2 Conference Conference
Florida State continues to roll as it upended the Syracuse Orange last Tuesday on the road, 74-70, for the Seminoles’ third win in a row. Since the calendar flipped to 2022, the Seminoles have won four of five games, including those against the Louisville Cardinals and the Miami Hurricanes, who recently upset the Blue Devils in Durham. Florida State shot 12/20 from deep in the Syracuse game and also hit 54.9 percent of their shots from the field overall. That’s a terrific confidence-builder for the Seminoles heading into the showdown with Duke. Caleb Mills and Matthew Cleveland will lead the charge of the Seminoles, who are averaging 73.2 points per game this season. Mills scored 19 points against Syracuse to improve his season average to 13.0 points per game. Another thing to note about Florida State is that by average (79.4″), it is the second tallest team in the nation this season.
Florida State is 3-0 against the spread in its last three home games versus Duke.
Duke wins, 75-71.
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