The Royals and Blue Devils are set to face off at 2:00 ET on CW. The Blue Devils will host the game at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 158 points, and the Blue Devils are favored to win at home against the Royals.
QUEENS (NC) ROYALS VS DUKE BLUE DEVILS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Duke Blue Devils -27
This game will be played at Cameron Indoor Stadium at 2:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.
WHY BET THE DUKE BLUE DEVILS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 90-57 in favor of the Blue Devils.
- Not only will Duke pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -27.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 158 points, and we like the under with a projected 147 points.
Can the Royals Pull the Upset on the Road?
Queens (NC) has a record of 6-8 as they prepare for their 15th game of the season. The Royals are 0-7 on the road and 4-1 at home. Queens (NC) has a current ATS record of 4-8 heading into today’s game. Within that record, the team has gone 1-6 vs. the spread on the road and 3-2 at home.
Queens (NC)’s games have, on average, featured 157.4 points per game leading to an over/under record of 8-4-0. Their average over/under line is currently 151.4 points so far. When analyzing the Royals’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 170 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.
Coming off a good offensive performance, Queens (NC)’s offense scored 79 points against Clemson. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37.8%, and they went 9/13 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring was BJ McLaurin with 18 points. AJ McKee also added 18 points for the Royals.
Coming into today’s game, the Queens (NC) defense is giving up an average of 81.3 points per contest. So far, the Queens (NC) defense is giving up an average of 8.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.7 times per game (504th).
Can the Blue Devils Live Up to the Hype at Home?
Duke will be taking the court for their 12th game of the season, and currently have a record of 8-3. So far, the Blue Devils have been the betting favorites in all of their games. As of now, Duke’s record against the spread stands at 6-5 heading into today’s game. In their previous five games, they have a 3-2 record vs. the spread.
Duke’s games have, on average, featured 147.7 points per game leading to an over/under record of 5-5-1. Their average over/under line is currently 145.7 points so far. The Blue Devils’ last five games have finished with a combined 147 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2-1.
The Blue Devils’ offense finished with 78 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 81.3 points per contest. The top scorer for the Blue Devils was Jared McCain with 21 points, while Jeremy Roach also chipped in with 18 points.
At this time, the Blue Devils’ defense is positioned 66th in the country, permitting 66.5 points per game. The Duke defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 70 points and allowed Baylor to connect on 4 threes.