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Any time Duke takes the floor, there are lots of eyes on the game. This evening, the ​Blue Devils take on the NC State Wolfpack as 17-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook


But before you go ahead and place any bets on this one, here is come info from industry experts with their prediction on the game. 


Duke vs NC State Basketball Prediction

Sports Chat Place

NC State is one team that has struggled mightily to score at times this season. All you have to do is look at their game against Virginia Tech, where they scored just 24 points at home. However, the line of 17 points is too much to ignore for the folks of Sports Chat Place. They say pick the Wolfpack. 


Evan Petty - Cappers Picks

You're going to notice a trend here with this betting line for the matchup between the Blue Devils and the Wolfpack. Evan Petty, of Cappers Picks, believes Duke will win this game by near double-digit points, but that isn't enough to cover the spread.


Anthony Rome - The Spread

Anthony Rome, of The Spread, credits Duke for their massive comeback victory against Louisville, but he doesn't ignore the fact that they didn't cover against the Cardinals. This spread is something that is simply too large to handle, according to Rome, as the Wolfpack have covered in their last four games against the Blue Devils.

ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor

It's hard to ignore the points, but that doesn't matter to the ESPN BPI Index. Duke has won eight straight games and have proven that they're battle tested after overcoming a massive deficit against the Louisville Cardinals. The power index matchup predictor says the Blue Devils have a 92 percent chance of winning this one.


That's 4-for-4 in favor of Duke, but it's a question of whether the Blue Devils can cover a 17-point spread.


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