Planning on watching today’s Bison and Blue Devils game? Catch the action at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC, as the Blue Devils hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on ACCN. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 141.5 points, and the Blue Devils are favored to win at home vs. the Bison.


The Pick: Bucknell Bison +32.5

This game will be played at Cameron Indoor Stadium at 6:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Blue Devils.
  • Even though we have Duke winning straight-up, we like Bucknell at +32.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Will Bucknell Come Through as Road Underdogs?

Bucknell is stepping onto the court for their 5th game of the season and hold a 1-3 record. Looking at their performance in the previous ten road games, Bucknell has a 3-7 record on the road, going back to last year. In terms of the spread, Bucknell has a 1-3 record heading into today’s game. On the road this season, Bucknell is 1-2 against the spread, and in their last ten road games, they are 5-5 vs. the spread.

In four games, Bucknell comes in with an over/under mark of 1-3-0, with their games averaging 134.8 points per game. When assessing the Bison’s performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-2, with their games averaging 63 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Bison’s offense tallied 57 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 62 points per game. Jack Forrest is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Noah Williamson brings a PPG average of 11.5 into the game.

At this time, the Bison’s defense is positioned 83rd in the country, permitting 72.8 points per game. Against La Salle in their most recent game, the Bucknell defense gave up a total of 69 points while allowing La Salle to hit 42% of their shots.

Will the Blue Devils Make it Happen at Home?

After three games, Duke has a record of 2-1. In their previous three home games, including last year, Duke has a 2-1 record. Looking at Duke’s ATS performance thus far, they have a 2-1 record entering today’s game. Over their last ten games, which includes the previous season, Duke is sitting at 5-5 against the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through three games, Duke has an over/under record of 1-2-0, with their games averaging 145.3 points per game on average. In the Blue Devils’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 81 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.

The Duke offense is coming off a game where they scored 74 points against Michigan State. They posted a field goal percentage of 44.9% and connected on 6 threes. Caleb Foster led the scoring for the Blue Devils, contributing 18 points. Additionally, Kyle Filipowski chipped in with 15 points.

Duke’s defense has been playing well, ranking 49th nationally, with 65.7 points allowed per game. In their previous game vs. Michigan State, the Spartans finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 65 points vs. Duke.