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Duke is undefeated (14-0) and ranked No. 1 as they start their ACC slate.
Eight of their opening games have been played in the friendly confines of Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The other six games have been played on neutral courts (at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, three games in the Bahamas, the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., and the Time-Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte).
As good as Duke has been over the last few decades, they are vulnerable on the road.
Since the 2002-03 season, Coach K’s crew has an overall home-record of 247-28 for a 89.8 winning percentage.
In that same time, the Blue Devils have gone 67-36 on the road. That’s a mere 65 winning percentage, which means that Duke loses (on average) one out of every three games on an opponents’ court.
So, if they simply stay true to trend, they could lose three conference games on the road this season.
The most likely places for the Blue Devils to trip up would be against North Carolina and NC State.
However, they have been knocked off at Florida State, Maryland, and Virginia Tech in recent years.
Prediction: Duke loses two games on the road this year: Next Saturday at North Carolina State (Jan. 12) and at Maryland on Feb. 16.