The Duke Blue Devils are 11-5 against the spread following their last 16 straight-up losses, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks on Thursday night, when they take on the Virginia Tech Hokies at the Cassell Coliseum.
Sports bettors will find that the Blue Devils are 13.5-point road favorites in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 147.5 in the market.
In its last game, Duke suffered an 83-81 setback to the Maryland Terrapins as four-point road favorites, losing the rebounding battle by a 40-20 margin.
Let's take a closer look at this Atlantic Coast Conference affair from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.
The Duke Blue Devils are 1-5 against the spread on the road this season, with the OVER going 3-2-1 in that particular situation.
Sports bettors will find that the Blue Devils have covered the number in five of their last six tries as road favorites of 12.5 or more points.
The Virginia Tech Hokies have dropped eight consecutive games, including a 90-86 overtime decision to the NC State Wolfpack as 14-point road underdogs last Saturday.
Sports bettors will find that the Hokies are 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games against the Duke Blue Devils.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Virginia Tech Hokies as one of their sports betting picks on Thursday night, as the Duke Blue Devils are 1-5 against the spread on the road versus a team with a winning home record.
College Basketball Pick: Virginia Tech Hokies +13.5