Louisville Cardinals vs Duke Blue Devils Las Vegas Odds and Free College Basketball Predictions


Louisville Cardinals
Louisville Cardinals
18-9 (3-5 V)
9:00 pm ET, Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham
Duke Blue Devils
Duke Blue Devils
22-5 (12-1 H)
ESPN
 
Louisville Cardinals vs Duke Blue Devils Las Vegas Odds and Free College Basketball Predictions

Duke has made quite a bit of progress without its most productive player. That has put the Blue Devils right back among the elite.

With four games remaining in the regular season, Duke is up to No. 5 in the polls going into Wednesday night's game against visiting Louisville at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The opportunities are spreading to other players as freshman forward Marvin Bagley III sits out with a knee sprain.

In the meantime, roles have increased for Javin DeLaurier, Marquise Bolden and Jack White.

DeLaurier made his first career start in Sunday's 66-57 victory at then-No. 11 Clemson. The sophomore forward grabbed 10 rebounds.

It's those types of contributions that have encouraged the Blue Devils.

Bagley's status remains uncertain for this week, though Krzyzewski said the ACC scoring and rebounding leader has been progressing.

Freshman forward Wendell Carter Jr. also has helped fill Bagley's void as he has posted eight of his 14 double-doubles this season across the past 11 games.

Duke (22-5, 10-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) plays three of its final home games at home. It's the opposite for Louisville (18-9, 8-6).

Louisville has lost four of its last six games.

Duke is the ACC's top offensive team, averaging 87.4 points per game. In Louisville's last four losses, opponents have shot at least 45 percent from the field.

Louisville's bench players contributed 35 points in Saturday night's 93-76 loss to visiting North Carolina, marking the fourth consecutive game the Cardinals' reserves tallied at least 30.

This will be Louisville's third game of the month against a team with a Hall of Fame coach. The Cardinals lost at home to Syracuse and North Carolina.

If Rick Pitino hadn't been dismissed in the fall, this would have been the first of three consecutive visitors to Duke with Hall of Fame coaches. Instead, former Duke point guard Greg Paulus, who was hired after Padgett was elevated to his role, will be on the Louisville bench as an assistant coach.

 

Louisville Cardinals vs Duke Blue Devils VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Louisville Cardinals vs Duke Blue Devils Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Louisville Cardinals +11½ (-110) +525 157 (-105)o
Duke Blue Devils -11½ (-110) -850 157 (-115)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Duke 82, Louisville 71

 


 

Louisville Cardinals vs Duke Blue Devils VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Louisville Cardinals

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 18-9 15-4 3-5 13-11-1 8-9 5-2-1 78.11 69.85 8.26
Last 10 5-5 3-3 2-2 5-4-1 2-4 3-0-1 79.00 74.10 4.90
vs Conf 8-6 5-3 3-3 9-4-1 4-4 5-0-1 78.79 72.93 5.86

Duke Blue Devils

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 22-5 14-1 8-4 16-9 8-5 8-4 87.37 71.30 16.07
Last 10 7-3 3-1 4-2 6-4 2-2 4-2 77.40 67.10 10.30
vs Conf 10-4 5-1 5-3 8-6 3-3 5-3 81.57 70.79 10.78

Betting Odds Trends

Louisville Cardinals

Louisville is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Louisville is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
Louisville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisville's last 8 games
Louisville is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Louisville is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisville's last 7 games on the road
Louisville is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Duke

Duke Blue Devils

Duke is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Duke is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Duke's last 9 games
Duke is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games at home

Louisville Cardinals

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Brian Bowen II G out for season - Suspension - 2/11/18 Bowen II is serving a season-ending suspension for conduct detrimental to the program.

Duke Blue Devils

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Marvin Bagley III F Ques Wed - Knee - 2/18/18 Bagley III has been held out of the previous three games due to a minor knee sprain and it is unknown if he will return to action Wednesday against Louisville.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
3/9/17 LOU 77 DUKE 81 -2/146.5 DUKE/O
1/14/17 LOU 78 DUKE 69 -3.5/146.5 LOU/O
2/20/16 LOU 71 DUKE 64 -7/144 P/U
2/8/16 DUKE 72 LOU 65 -3.5/147 DUKE/U
1/17/15 LOU 52 DUKE 63 -3/142.5 DUKE/U
3/31/13 LOU 85 DUKE 63 -3.5/137.5 LOU/O
11/24/12 DUKE 76 LOU 71 1/136.5 DUKE/O

Louisville: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS LOU FG Opp FG Reb
2/17/18 UNC 76-93 (L) 1/154 LO 28/62 36/74 30-41
2/11/18 @PITT 94-60 (W) -11/135 WO 34/54 20/58 33-26
2/8/18 GT 77-54 (W) -7/135.5 WU 27/54 20/55 32-34
2/5/18 SYR 73-78 (L) -7/132 LO 24/52 25/53 31-32
2/3/18 FSU 76-80 (L) -4/156.5 LU 25/59 27/60 34-40
1/31/18 @UVA 64-74 (L) 10/125.5 PO 25/50 29/54 24-22
1/27/18 WAKE 96-77 (W) -9/145 WO 36/71 29/61 32-38
1/24/18 @MIA 75-78 (L) (OT) 4.5/139 WO 27/65 24/65 35-48
1/21/18 BC 77-69 (W) -10/146 LP 23/57 23/65 42-39
1/16/18 @ND 82-78 (W) (OT) 2.5/140.5 WO 30/61 30/79 33-44

Duke: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS DUKE FG Opp FG Reb
2/18/18 @CLEM 66-57 (W) -2/145 WU 19/49 21/61 35-33
2/14/18 VT 74-52 (W) -11/163 WU 26/52 21/49 34-18
2/11/18 @GT 80-69 (W) -8.5/143 WO 26/59 22/66 41-34
2/8/18 @UNC 78-82 (L) 1.5/167.5 LU 30/62 30/77 34-41
2/3/18 @SJU 77-81 (L) -10.5/154 LO 24/51 30/65 32-24
1/29/18 ND 88-66 (W) -15/148.5 WO 32/64 22/61 41-25
1/27/18 UVA 63-65 (L) -3.5/134 LU 27/56 26/66 42-27
1/23/18 @WAKE 84-70 (W) -10/158 WU 24/53 27/62 31-35
1/20/18 PITT 81-54 (W) -29/150.5 LU 29/56 20/49 33-23
1/15/18 @MIA 83-75 (W) -4.5/153 WO 31/56 29/78 41-36

 

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