Betting on today’s Panthers and Blue Devils game? Catch the action at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC, as the Blue Devils hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ACCN. The odds for this Atlantic Coast conference game currently have the Blue Devils as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 142 points.

PITTSBURGH PANTHERS VS DUKE BLUE DEVILS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Pittsburgh Panthers +12.5

This game will be played at Cameron Indoor Stadium at 8:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.

WHY BET THE PITTSBURGH PANTHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Blue Devils.
  • Even though we have Duke winning straight-up, we like Pittsburgh at +12.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Pittsburgh Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

As a team, Pittsburgh has gone 10-7 this season, including a 1-4 record in ACC action. On the road, the Panthers have been solid, going 3-1, and they have an average scoring margin of +11.8.

Coming into this game, Pittsburgh has lost two straight games at home, and they are 0-3 as the underdog this season. In their last game, the Panthers lost to Syracuse, 69-58.

As the underdog, Pittsburgh has struggled vs. the spread this season, going 0-3. However, their overall ATS mark is above .500 at 8-7-1. On the road, the Panthers have an ATS record of 3-1 this year and are 6-4 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Pittsburgh games is 10-6 and today’s line of 142 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (147.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points.

In their recent matchup, the Pittsburgh offense ended with 58 points against Syracuse. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 35.4% and made 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Jaland Lowe with 20 points. Blake Hinson also added 12 points for the Panthers.

Currently, the Panthers’ defense holds the 57th rank in the nation, allowing 66.2 points per game. The Pittsburgh defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 69 points and allowed Syracuse to connect on 5 threes.

Will Duke Live Up to Expectations at Home?

After a win over Georgia Tech, Duke has now won seven straight games. With a record of 13-3, the Blue Devils have been dominant at home, going 10-1 on the season.

On the year, Duke has been favored in 15 of their 16 games, going 12-3 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home is +20.5 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Duke has gone 8-7 against the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 7-4. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Blue Devils have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Duke games is 8-6-1 and today’s line of 142 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (146.2). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points and the over/under record during this stretch is 1-1.

The Duke offense is coming off a game in which they scored 84 points vs. Georgia Tech. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.9% while connecting on 10 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Kyle Filipowski, who holds an average of 18.2 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jeremy Roach is averaging 14.6 points per game this season.

At present, the Blue Devils’ defense is nationally ranked 53rd, allowing 66.1 points per game. The Duke defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 79 points and allowed Georgia Tech to connect on 10 threes.