Game: College Basketball: Duke v Pittsburgh Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAAB Betting Odds & Lines, Duke vs Pittsburgh Picks & Duke vs Pittsburgh Predictions
Date: Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019
Start time: 9:00 PM EST, Petersen Events Center
TV Channel: ESPN
Best Pittsburgh Panthers Lines: +13 (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 154½: – BOVADA
In a game from NCAA Basketball, we will see Duke at Pittsburgh.
Duke is 15-2 on the season but they got beaten by Syracuse recently by 4 points but then bounced back against Virginia with a narrow 72-70 win. RJ Barrett is the go-to guy at the moment, playing a lot better than Zion Williamson. He led the way with 30 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Williamson also played very well, finishing with 27 points and 9 rebounds.
Pittsburgh, on the other side, is 12-6 on the year. The Panthers are just 1-2 in their last 3 games. They also lost to Syracuse but they beat Florida State. Pittsburgh is a team that can cause trouble sometimes but overall, it doesn’t have the talent and potential of Duke. In the loss to Syracuse, Jared Wilson-Frame led the team in scoring with 19 points and 8 rebounds.
Duke had some narrow games in recent weeks and the opponents they faced played much better defense than usual. The Blue Devils are battle tested and I expect them to cover this spread as they will be going against a team that is not a powerhouse at home.