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NCAAB: Clemson vs #12 Duke Odds, and Picks (Jan 27)

By · Updated 3 months ago
  • Clemson took down Florida State, 78-67, on Saturday, improving to 2-4 in 2024.
  • Duke improved to 9-1 over their last ten games, following their win over Louisville.
  • These two teams last faced off on January 14, 2023, in a game that Duke won 72-64.

The college basketball season is in full swing! Let’s preview the upcoming Clemson vs Duke matchup. The Tigers have been sliding since the calendar turned and are in desperate need of an upset win over Duke.


How to Watch

  • ESPN

Preview

Clemson got a key bounce-back win against Florida State on Saturday, after going 1-4 in their first five games of the new year. The Tigers picked up some solid non-conference wins against TCU and Alabama, but have not been as successful in ACC play. They’ll aim to keep moving in the right direction in what will be a tough road matchup against Duke. C PJ Hall will be tasked with controlling the paint for Clemson.

Duke stormed past ACC bottom-dweller Louisville on Tuesday, bouncing back from their disappointing loss at home to Pittsburgh last week. They’re 9-1 over the past couple of months, but only faced one ranked team in that span. The Blue Devils will need to pick up as many good wins as they can in a weak ACC. They can start by winning this game against Clemson, with a matchup against UNC on the horizon.


Prediction

Clemson’s poor play as of late has made it difficult to trust betting on them, after being a trendy underdog pick for much of the early season. The Tigers still project as an NCAA Tournament team, and should give Duke a bit of trouble, but likely won’t have enough to overcome them on the road. I see this game being closer than many would expect, but with the Blue Devils ultimately coming away with the win at home.

NCAAB Picks:

  • Duke 78, Clemson 70 ()
Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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