|Written by Michael|
Bet on NCAABIn Duke's final home game of the season, they take on Clemson.
Duke is coming off of a shocking loss to Virgina Tech 64-60, while Clemson destroyed a terrible Wake Forest team 63-49. But can Clemson really stand much of a chance against the Blue Devils? After all, Duke is currently ranked No. 4, after falling from No. 1, while Clemson is still on the bubble for making the NCAA tournament at all.
Duke will be looking to cap their 9th season undefeated at home under head coach Mike Krzyzewski. In fact, Duke has won their last 35 games on their home court, and 24 of the last 26 meetings at Cameron Indoor Stadium against the Tigers. Thus, it is no wonder why the Blue Devils are currently listed as 12 point favorites tonight.
The only major concern for NCAA basketball betting fans is how Duke is going to react on the court after the loss to Virginia Tech. If the Blue Devils have another night performing below their potential, 12 points can be a tough spread to cover. No one really doubts that Clemson will lose this game – the only question is by how much.
But it is also important to keep in mind that tonight is senior night for the Blue Devils. They may be motivated and start the game at a breakneck pace. But Clemson also has more to play for. If the Tigers can have a strong showing or even beat Duke, it greatly improves their chances of being on everyone's March Madness brackets.
The Tigers are currently 3-6 on the road this season and have lost their last seven road games when playing against schools ranked in the Top 25. They last time they beat a Top 25 team on the road was Virginia Tech in March 2007. Will Duke come out and play hard enough to cover the spread? Or will they take it easy and look ahead to playing North Carolina this Saturday?