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Bellarmine vs Duke Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 21 (Knights Can't Hang with Surging Blue Devils)

Devon Platana
Bellarmine vs. Duke prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Bellarmine vs. Duke prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Ben McKeown
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Bellarmine vs Duke Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Bellarmine Knights (2-2, 1-2 Away) vs. No. 7 Duke Blue Devils (3-1, 3-0 Home)
Date: Monday, Nov. 21, 2022
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Cameron Indoor Stadium — Durham, NC
Coverage: ACC Network

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Monday, Nov. 21 with another slate of games, including an interesting matchup between the Bellarmine Knights and No. 7 Duke Blue Devils.

Bellarmine has alternated between wins and losses thus far, picking up a 76-66 loss to Clemson in its last outing on Friday. On the other hand, Duke rebounded from its first loss of the campaign with a huge 92-58 win over Delaware, made possible by Tyrese Proctor's 13-point, 10-rebound double-double.

Can Bellarmine pull off its biggest upset of the season? Or will Duke remain perfect at Cameron Indoor Stadium?

Bellarmine vs Duke Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: BELL: (+1600) | DUKE: (-4500)
Spread: BELL: +24.5 (-115) | DUKE: -24.5 (-105)
Total: 140.5 —Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)

Duke enters this contest as the heavy favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 140 points, which is about average compared Monday's projected totals.

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Bellarmine vs Duke Prediction & Pick

Bellarmine and Duke met for the first time two years ago with a one-sided outcome as the latter walked out with the 76-54 victory. While things have changed since then, one thing that hasn't is the Blue Devils' dominance over Atlantic Sun opponents, winning eight of their last nine matchups against the conference.

The fact of the matter is, being an ACC school, Duke is the more talented team. The Blue Devils have the Knights beat in most areas when it comes to offense and defense, highlighted by an average plus-25.5 point differential compared to Bellarmine's less impressive plus-6-point difference.

With the Blue Devils also averaging 17 more rebounds than their upcoming opponent, I'm further inclined to back Duke as the victor here.

Final Score Prediction: Duke 79 | Bellarmine: 53

Bellarmine vs Duke Betting Trends

- Bellarmine is 11-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last 13 road games.
- Duke is 17-3 straight up in its last 20 home games.
- The total has hit the under in six of Bellarmine's last seven games played in November.
- The total has hit the over in 10 of Duke's last 15 games.

Bellarmine vs Duke Best Bet

I'm projecting the total to go under 140.5 points on this one. I think this is too lopsided of a matchup for Bellarmine to get much offense going. Even with Duke blowing out opponents left and right, Jon Scheyer's team has only been involved in games surpassing 140.5 points once this season.

Furthermore, the total has also gone under in six of Bellarmine's last seven November games while also doing the same in four of Duke's last five outings on the month. With that being said, it's clear that backing the under tonight is the right call.

Bet: Under 140.5 Points (-108)

Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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