Teams looking to stay within shouting distance of the top in the Atlantic Coast Conference meet in a key matchup on Monday night when the Duke Blue Devils face the 23rd-ranked Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes. The winner will remain within one game in the loss column of first-place. The Blue Devils (17-6, 8-4 ACC), who are coming off a 63-57 win over North Carolina on Saturday, have won three straight and four of five. The Hurricanes (18-5, 9-4), who defeated 20th-ranked Clemson 78-74 on Saturday, have won two consecutive games and four of six.
The game from Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Fla., will tip off at 7 p.m. ET. Duke is averaging 72.5 points per game, while Miami averages 78.3. The Hurricanes are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Duke vs. Miami odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 145.5. Before making any Miami vs. Duke picks, check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Duke vs. Miami and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Miami vs. Duke:
- Duke vs. Miami spread: Miami -3.5
- Duke vs. Miami over/under: 145.5 points
- Duke vs. Miami money line: Duke +143, Miami -170
- DUKE: The Under is 3-0-1 in the Blue Devils' last four games against a team with a winning % above .600
- MIA: The Hurricanes are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall
- Duke vs. Miami picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Miami can cover
Sophomore forward Norchad Omier is a big part of the Hurricanes' offense and is averaging a double-double. He is averaging 13.7 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.4 blocks and one steal per game. He has reached double-digit scoring in each of the last four games, including a 21-point effort in a 92-83 win over Virginia Tech on Jan. 31. He has 10 double-doubles on the year.
Sophomore guard Nijel Pack has reached double-figure scoring in 13 games, including 20 points or more three times. He is coming off a 20-point and four-rebound effort in Saturday's win at Clemson. He scored 18 points in the first meeting with Duke, and has scored 15 or more points in five of the last six games. For the season, he is averaging 12.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
Why Duke can cover
Freshman center Kyle Filipowski leads the Blue Devils' offense, averaging 15.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.2 steals and one block per game. He registered a double-double in the first game against Miami, scoring 17 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Filipowski also recorded two assists, two steals and one blocked shot. He has registered 21 double-figure scoring games, including 11 double-doubles. He scored 14 points in Saturday's 63-57 win over North Carolina and had 16 points and 11 rebounds in Tuesday's 75-73 win over Wake Forest.
Junior guard Jeremy Roach was dominant in the win over North Carolina with 20 points and a season-high seven rebounds. It was his second 20-plus game in a row. Roach scored 14 points and dished out four assists in the first meeting against Miami. He has scored 10 or more points in 12 games, including in each of the last three games. For the season, he is averaging 12.6 points, 2.9 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game.
How to make Miami vs. Duke picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 147 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations. You can only see the model's picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Duke vs. Miami? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.