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DUKE
at
PITT
(639) Duke vs. Pittsburgh (640) 9:00 PM | Tue, Jan 19 2021
Sport: NCAAB | Star Rating: 10.0 Evaluation: Loss (-1150) - Final Score DUKE 73 at PITT 79
Pick
-2.5 DUKE (-115) @ Fanduel

The set-up: Duke is off a 74-67 loss at Virginia Tech in its latest action. It was the Blue Devils first conference loss. A couple of bright spots in defeat were Jeremy Roach, who had 22 points, and Matthew Hurt, who added 20 points and 11 rebounds. That was only the Blue Devils second road game of the year, and they looked shaky, going just 8 of 29 from 3-point range. But now the Blue Devils come to Pittsburgh focussed and hungry to bounce back.

The pick: The Panthers enter having won six of their last seven, including two straight, most recently the 96-76 home beating of Syracuse as a four-point dog. Pittsburgh's been playing well of late, but the Blue Devils have done well in this matchup for years, going 8-2 the last ten in the series straight up. That included a 79-67 home win last year. Duke isn't the same Duke team as in year's past, and Pittsburgh is playing really well at the moment, but I think that off the loss to the Hokies, that the correct call in this matchup is for Duke to bounce back.

The is a 10* ELITE OF THE ELITE on Duke.

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