Clemson vs Duke Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 14 (Tigers Clip Blue Devils)

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Clemson vs Duke prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Clemson vs Duke prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Ben McKeown
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Clemson vs Duke Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Clemson (14-3, 6-0 ACC) vs. No. 24 Duke (13-4, 4-2 ACC)
  • Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Littlejohn Coliseum -- Clemson, South Carolina

A massive ACC matchup is slated for Saturday, Jan. 14, pitting the Clemson Tigers against the rival No. 24 Duke Blue Devils.

Clemson is one of the hottest teams in the country, winning for the 10th time in its last 11 games with an 83-70 victory over Louisville on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Duke has some momentum on its side as well after improving to 3-1 in its last four games with a 77-69 effort against Pittsburgh a few nights ago.

Can Clemson keep its perfect ACC record alive this evening? Or will Duke bring its rival back to reality?

Clemson vs Duke Odds & Spread

Duke enters this contest as the slim favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 5 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 140.5 points, which is about average compared to Saturday's totals.

Clemson vs Duke Betting Trends

  • Clemson's record against the spread is 9-8-0.
  • The Tigers are 6-8 as 1.5-point favorites or more.
  • This year, 11 of Clemson's 17 games have hit the over.
  • Duke is 7-10-0 against the spread this season.
  • This season, seven of Duke's 17 games have hit the over.
Clemson Rank Clemson AVG Duke AVG Duke Rank
98th 75.8 Points Scored 72.7 161st
116th 66.9 Points Allowed 62.9 34th
186th 32.2 Rebounds 36.5 26th
341st 6.2 Off. Rebounds 12.1 8th
86th 8.4 3pt Made 6.8 253rd
66th 15.2 Assists 14.2 120th
37th 10.6 Turnovers 12.4 187th

Clemson vs Duke Prediction & Pick

Duke might be the only ranked team here, but the Blue Devils are far from perfect. They're only 1-2 on the road, carrying a minus-4.5 scoring margin in those games. Duke's offense has also been sloppy lately, shooting 38.3% from the field with an average of 17.7 turnovers over the last three games.

Assuming Duke continues this underwhelming play, Clemson should be just fine. After all, the Tigers are a perfect 8-0 at Littlejohn Coliseum, where they've been outscoring opponents by an average of 13.6 points. They're also much more accurate than the Blue Devils, owning the 39th-best field-goal and 12th-best three-point percentages in all of college basketball.

In what should be a close game, back Clemson coming out on top.

Final Score Prediction: Clemson: 72 | Duke: 69

Clemson vs Duke Best Bet

No matter how many games they've won, the Blue Devils are hard to trust when it comes to the spread. In addition to being 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games, Duke is also an abysmal 1-10 ATS in its last 11 ACC contests.

On the flip side, Clemson has covered the spread in eight of its last nine games against conference rivals. Furthermore, the Tigers are also 5-1 ATS in their last six games.

Considering how Duke has failed to cover the spread in three straight outings, backing Clemson on the spread is clearly the way to go.

Bet: Clemson +1.5 (-114)

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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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