Duke vs. Virginia - ACC Championship Prediction - 3/11/23
- Mar 11, 2023, 10:15:34 PM
The ACC Championship is set to take place on Saturday night in Greensboro, North Carolina, as the No. 13 Virginia Cavaliers take on the No. 21 Duke Blue Devils. This will be a highly competitive game as both teams have had successful seasons and will be looking to come out on top. In this preview, we will analyze both teams and provide insights into the latest betting trends and public betting data, as well as provide a prediction on the game outcome.
The Virginia Cavaliers enter this game with a record of 25-6, including a 15-5 record against ACC opponents. The team has had a solid season so far and will be looking to secure the ACC Championship title. Virginia is known for its defense, allowing only 58.7 points per game this season, which ranks first in the nation. Their offense has been decent, averaging 66.4 points per game. They are 3-2 in games decided by 3 points or fewer, showing that they have the ability to come out on top in tight games.
Jayden Gardner is the top performer for the Cavaliers, averaging 12.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Armaan Franklin has been on a hot streak lately, averaging 12.7 points over the last 10 games for Virginia.
Duke Blue Devils
The Duke Blue Devils enter this game with a record of 25-8, including a 14-6 record against ACC opponents. Duke has had a solid season and will be looking to secure the ACC Championship title. The Blue Devils have a solid offense, averaging 72.9 points per game and outscoring their opponents by 8.5 points per game. Their defense has also been solid, allowing only 64.4 points per game this season.
Kyle Filipowski has been a standout player for the Blue Devils this season, scoring 15.3 points per game and averaging 8.9 rebounds. Jeremy Roach has also been performing well, averaging 13.7 points over the last 10 games for Duke.
According to the latest betting trends, the majority of the bets have been placed on Virginia to cover the spread. However, Duke has been performing well lately, winning eight out of their last 10 games, and is the favorite to win this game with a spread of -3.
Public Betting Data:
The public betting data for this game shows that 60% of the bets have been placed on Virginia to cover the spread. However, it is important to note that the public betting data does not always accurately predict the outcome of the game.
This game will be a highly competitive one as both teams have had successful seasons and will be looking to come out on top. Virginia's defense will make it difficult for Duke to score, but the Blue Devils' solid offense will give them an edge in this game. Our pick for this game is Duke to win and cover the spread at -3.
Pick: Duke -3