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Duke vs Pittsburgh Plugs Prediction - College Basketball Picks 1/9/24

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- Pittsburgh Panthers (10-5) vs Duke Blue Devils (11-3)

- Game Info: Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)

📊 Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Panthers +5.5 / Duke Blue Devils-5.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5

The SV Game Preview

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  • Today we have The Duke Blue Devils and the Pittsburgh Panthers going head to head in an ACC battle at the Peterson Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Duke has won six games in a row, while Pittsburgh has lost two of their last three. Let’s take a look at the betting angles and get a winning prediction.

The Duke Team Preview

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  • The Duke Blue Devils are 11-3 (2-1) this year after they defeated Notre Dame by a score of 67-59 in their last game. Duke led 29-27 at halftime and held Notre Dame to only 32 points in the second half in the win. The Blue Devils shot 35.6% from the field and were -2 in rebounding margin in the game. Duke defeated Syracuse by a score of 86-66 in the game prior to Notre Dame, but did lose to Georgia Tech in their first ACC game of the year. The Blue Devils are scoring 82.4 points per game with 36.1 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game, while allowing 66.1 points against per game this year. Kyle Filipowski is averaging 16.8 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per game, and 3.1 assists per game. Duke is shooting 48.7% from the field, 75.2% on free throws, and 36.6% on three pointers this season. 

The Pitt Team Preview

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  • The Pittsburgh Panthershave had a good season so far, they are 10-5 (1-3) this season after they defeated Louisville by a score of 83-70 in their last game. Pittsburgh led 40-34 at the half and scored 43 more in the second half to secure the win. The Panthers shot 45.6% from the field and made 12 three pointers in the game. Pittsburgh lost to North Carolina by a score of 70-57 and Syracuse by a score of 81-73 in the two games prior to Louisville. The Panthers are scoring 79.1 points per game with 41.1 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, while allowing 65.5 points against per game this season. Blake Hinson is averaging 19.1 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game, and 0.9 assists per game. Pittsburgh is shooting 43.8% from the field, 68.1% on free throws, and 33.8% on three pointers this year. 

The Plugs Game Prediction

💎Duke / Pitt Under 144.5 -115 ( 1u )

  • I do think we can make a case for The Panthers here but I'm not sure I want to jump infront of this Duke team. Pitt was able to get their first ACC win of the season in their last game against Louisville, but they lost by 13 points to UNC and 12 points to Syracuse in their two previous games. Duke is just rolling right now and they are scoring over 82 points per game on offense this year. The Blue Devils are shooting 48.7% from the field, compared to only 43.8% for Pittsburgh. What sticks out to me about this game is that both of these teams have played some solid defense this season and they both are only allowing about 66 points against per game. I'm sure both teams know that defense is what needed to win this game and I expect both defenses to show up big here! Let's back the under tonight for a easy cash here!


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