The Blue Devils and Hurricanes are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN. The Hurricanes will host the game at Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL. Duke is favored by -5.5 in this Atlantic Coast conference matchup the against Miami (FL). The over/under for the game is set at 150 points.


The Pick: Miami (FL) Hurricanes +5.5

This game will be played at Watsco Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 21st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Hurricanes.
  • Not only will Miami (FL) pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Do the Blue Devils Stand a Chance on the Road?

Coming off a 76-67 victory over Florida State, Duke is 20-5 overall and 10-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Blue Devils have won four straight games and are 19-4 when favored this season. As the visitor, they are 5-3, and their average scoring margin on the road is +4.0.

So far, Duke has been the favorite in 23 of its 25 games this season. The Blue Devils’ record as the favorite is 19-4. Over their last 10 games on the road, they have gone 6-4. For the year, they have gone 10-2 in non-conference action and 14-2 at home.

When looking at Duke’s ATS record this season, they have gone 13-11. In games where they have been favored, their record vs. the spread is 13-10. On the road, the Blue Devils are 3-5 ATS this year, and over their last 10 road games, their ATS mark is 3-6.

Today’s over/under line of 150 is higher than the average over/under line in Duke’s games this season (146.8). This year, the over/under record in their games is 11-12-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points and their OU record during that stretch is 0-3.

The Blue Devils’ offense finished with 76 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 80.3 points per contest. Jared McCain was the leading scorer for the Blue Devils, putting up 35 points. In addition, Jeremy Roach contributed 17 points.

So far, the Blue Devils’ defense is ranked 74th in the country at 67.6 points per contest. So far, the Duke defense is giving up an average of 7.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.5 times per game (386th).

Does Miami (FL) Stand a Chance at Home?

After losing four straight games, Miami (FL) will look to get back on track when they host Duke as 5.5-point underdogs. The Hurricanes have a 15-11 overall record, including a 13-3 mark at home.

So far this season, Miami (FL) has gone 6-9 in ACC play and 9-2 in non-conference games. They come into this matchup with a 2-8 record on the road, compared to going 13-3 at home.

As the underdog, Miami has gone 4-5-1 against the spread this season. At home, the Hurricanes are 10-5-1 vs. the spread and have gone 6-3-1 in their last 10 home games. Their overall ATS record for the season is 13-11-2.

Today’s over/under line of 150 is lower than the average over/under line in Miami’s games this season (153.1). So far, 11 of their games have finished with less than 150 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 148 points.

In their previous game, the Hurricanes’ offense finished with 77 points, which is right in line with their current average of 77.9 points per contest. Norchad Omier is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 17.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Matthew Cleveland brings a PPG average of 14 into the game.

So far, the Hurricanes’ defense is ranked 185th in the country at 72.5 points per contest. Miami (FL)’s three-point defense is currently 230th in the country at 9.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.0% of their shots vs. Miami (FL).