Check out our free Duke vs Miami (FL) pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Coral Gables. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Duke vs Miami (FL) Pick & Preview: Monday, February 6th Betting Odds

Blue Devils vs Hurricanes Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Duke Blue Devils at Miami (FL) Hurricanes
  • Where: Coral Gables at Watsco Center
  • Date: Monday, February 6th
  • Betting Odds: Duke +3.5, DUKE +140 | MIA -175 O/U 145.5

Blue Devils Preview:

Duke will take the floor against the Hurricanes with an overall record of 17-6. On the road, the Blue Devils will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 4-5. So far, the Blue Devils have been the underdog 1 time, going 0-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.

Kyle Filipowski comes into today’s game as the Blue Devils’ leading scorer at 15.74 points per contest. Not only has Filipowski been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Duke’s top rebounder at 9.35 boards per contest. Behind Filipowski, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jeremy Roach, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.58 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.1% of his shots and is adding 2.74 boards per game.

So far this season, Duke has put together a strong scoring offense at 80.2 points per game (13th). This strong figure has come despite the Blue Devils playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.8% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Duke’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 48.9%

Hurricanes Preview:

The Miami (FL) Hurricanes head into today’s game in what will be their 24th game of the season, posting a record of 18-5. So far this season, Miami (FL) has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 13-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Hurricanes as the -3.5 point favorites. The Hurricanes have been favored 17 times, going 16-1 straight up.

Miami (FL)’s leading scorer this season is Isaiah Wong, who is averaging 16.22 points per contest. So far, Wong has accounted for 20.71% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.52 rebounds per game and 3.48 assists. Jordan Miller is the second leading scorer for the Hurricanes, averaging 14.83 points per game. Between him and Miller, they are accounting for 39.6% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Miami (FL) is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 23 games, they have only hit 35.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 36.2% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Duke Blue Devils +3.5

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Miami (FL) Hurricanes are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3.5. However, we anticipate Duke putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Hurricanes as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Blue Devils to cover.