Duke Blue Devils vs. Florida St. Seminoles
The #1 team in the nation Duke Blue Devils travel to play the Florida St. Seminoles in ACC play.Â Lines-makers have made Duke an 8-point road favorite.Â The total for the game is set for 144.Â Duke is coming off a hard fought victory on Sunday against Maryland, struggling with Maryland tough inside play.
Florida St. is a very good defensive team as they are 2nd in the conference in field goal percentage.Â Florida St. is a solid team that has an 11-5 record but is only 4-6 against the spread.Â Duke has won their first 15 games but is only 8-6 against the spread.Â Duke has five straight games against Florida St. and eight of their last ten games against them.
Florida St. has a tough time on the offensive end.Â Only one of their starters averages double figures in scoring.Â They often have long stretches where they cant score a point.Â However, one thing for sure is that Florida St. wont be pushed around by Duke.Â Florida St. has good size inside and wont be pushed around by Dukes star player Mason Plumlee. Duke beat Florida St. last year in both their match-ups by an average of 12 points.Â I don’t expect anything different in this years match-up.Â I believe Florida St. can keep it close in the 1st half but over time Duke has too many weapons and will pull away.Â My prediction for the game is Duke 71 and Florida St. 58. That being said Im looking at taking both Duke and the Under.
Duke -8 Florida St. Seminoles
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