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Game of the Week CBB 10*

Game of the Week CBB 10*

Duke vs. Virginia, 02/09/2019 18:00 EDT, Score: 81 - 71

Money Line: -114 Virginia

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Loss

Situational Slaughter GOW - Rickenbach CBB Game #714 Saturday 10* Top Play Virginia Cavaliers (-) vs Duke Blue Devils @ 6 ET - The Cavaliers have just one loss this season and it came at Duke. In that game the Cavs made just 3 of 17 three pointers which certainly was a key factor. Now, of course, one could argue that the Blue Devils only made 2 of 14 three pointers and that make it a mute point. However, the reason I would dispute that is that Duke was t home for that game! They couldn't make threes against the nation's #1 ranked defense and it is unlikely that will improve on the road for sure! As for the Cavaliers though the story is certainly different as they now get their shot at the Blue Devils in Virginia. The Cavs are averaging 9 three pointers per game and hitting 42.1% from beyond the arc when on their home floor this season. Overall on the season the Cavs are hitting 39.4% from three point land while the Blue Devils have struggled to a 30.8% this season from downtown. Now I know that Duke has, surprisingly, shot better from outside on the road compared to at home this season but they're now going to a raucous arena in Virginia and facing the nation's #1 defense. The Cavaliers want this game badly and, in my opinion, they are not going to be denied. They came into this season projected by many to finish above Duke in the ACC and they can earn that billing by knocking off the Blue Devils in this huge rematch. Duke is 1-4 ATS in games with a posted total in the 130s. The Blue Devils are 0-3 ATS in their last 3 games against teams that are allowing an average of 64 points or less on the season. The Cavaliers are 22-4 SU (and 20-6 ATS) in games with a posted total in the 130s. Look for a defensive battle which will suit the Cavs very well and they get payback. The line on this game has dropped to as low as a -1 which has opened up good value on the money line for those of you that have access to it - as low as the -115 range. 10* VIRGINIA

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