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

Miami (FL) vs Duke Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Hurricanes vs Blue Devils Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Miami (FL) Hurricanes at Duke Blue Devils
  • Where: Durham at Cameron Indoor Stadium
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: Miami (FL) +6, MIA +203 | DUKE -255 O/U 147.5

Hurricanes Preview:

Miami (FL) will take the floor against the Blue Devils with an overall record of 15-3. So far, the Hurricanes have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 3-2. For the season, Miami (FL) has been the underdog in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 1-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Hurricanes being +6 point underdogs.

Miami (FL)’s leading scorer this season is Isaiah Wong, who is averaging 16.72 points per contest. So far, Wong has accounted for 21.33% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.5 rebounds per game and 3.83 assists. Jordan Miller is the second leading scorer for the Hurricanes, averaging 14.78 points per game. Between him and Miller, they are accounting for 40.2% of the team’s scoring.

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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 18 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.

Blue Devils Preview:

Duke heads into this matchup having played 18 games and have an overall record sitting at 13-5. So far this season, Duke has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-1. The Blue Devils’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6 points in their favor. For the season, Duke has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 13-5.

Kyle Filipowski comes into today’s game as the Blue Devils’ leading scorer at 14.89 points per contest. Not only has Filipowski been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Duke’s top rebounder at 9.22 boards per contest. Behind Filipowski, the team has benefited from the strong play of Mark Mitchell, who is second on the team in scoring at 9.67 points per game. Overall, he has hit 50.0% of his shots and is adding 3.94 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%

Free Spread Prediction: Duke Blue Devils -6

Leading into this matchup, the Duke Blue Devils are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -6. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Blue Devils’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Duke has a field goal percentage of 48.9, good for 22nd in college basketball. Although Duke hasn’t been excellent vs the spread at home of late, 4-6, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -6.

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