Virginia vs. Duke NCAAB Odds and Preview – February 7th, 2022

The Duke Blue Devils host the Virginia Cavaliers in a marquee matchup down in Durham to begin another week in ACC college basketball. Get a lowdown of important details, NCAAB betting odds, trends for these two ACC programs, and predictions before making your bets at NitroBetting sportsbook.

Virginia vs. Duke Game Information

  • When: Monday, February 2, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 790 KABC (Virginia) / KMVP 98.7FM (Duke)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: Virginia (+11.5) / Duke (-11.5)

Why Bet on the Virginia Cavaliers?

Although it’s been a shaky season for the Cavaliers, Tony Bennett’s team has managed to gain some much-needed momentum of late, heading into the matchup against the high-powered Blue Devils squad. Virginia is coming off back-to-back victories over the Boston College Eagles and the Miami Hurricanes, both in Charlottesville.

Although they don’t have the level of collective talent they used to have in previous seasons, the current set of Cavaliers can still play greater than the sum of their parts, especially defensively. Virginia is eighth in the nation in scoring defense with only 59.5 points surrendered per game.

The Hurricanes made 54% of their shots against Virginia but were just 4 of 17 from the 3-point range. Virginia’s deliberate pace of play should also impact the way the Blue Devils deploy their offense, as the Hoos just love milking the clock on every possession.

Why Bet on the Duke Blue Devils?

Duke showed zero mercy on the North Carolina Tar Heels, as the Blue Devils scored an 87-67 win in Chapel Hill against their chief rival. With that win, the Blue Devils have now gone undefeated in five games and have improved their conference record to 9-2. Over that stretch, Duke has also beaten the Syracuse Orange, Clemson Tigers, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, teams who have a shot at making it to the Big Dance this year.

Duke’s arguably the best team in the nation, despite being ranked outside the top five of the AP Poll. Paolo Banchero, Wendell Moore, and AJ Griffin are going to be problems for the Cavaliers. The way the Blue Devils dominate the glass could disrupt Virginia’s plans in controlling the action’s pace, so that’s one thing to watch out for in this game. Speaking of which, the Blue Devils are leading the ACC in terms of offensive rebounding percentage.

Virginia vs. Duke Betting Trends

  • Virginia is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games on a Monday.
  • The road team in this matchup is 21-7 in the last 29 meetings.
  • The Over is 5-0-1 in Virginia’s last six road games.
  • Duke is 4-1 ATS in its last five games.
  • Duke is 3-1-1 ATS in its last five games on a Monday.
  • The Under is 4-1 in Duke’s last five at home.

Virginia vs. Duke Expert Betting Prediction

Virginia will put up a gallant stand on the road, but the Blue Devils’ excellence on both sides of the ball will be too much for the Cavaliers. Duke wins the rebounding battle by a wide margin, speeds up the tempo, and controls the game, particularly in the second half.

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