As we creep closer to the national tournament, teams across the country are trying to update their resumes for the selection committee. Right now, Duke is very close to securing a number-one seed. They are sixth in the nation as the Hokies come to town with just two wins in the ACC. The Blue Devils are 15-0 at home, which is why we have to bet on them tonight with Virginia Tech in town.
Blue Devils yet to lose a game at home
Duke has not dropped a home game this season and they do not plan on doing so for the first time on Tuesday night against a lessor opponent. With a 22-6 overall record and an 11-4 mark in the ACC, Duke is ranked sixth in the nation. After dropping a game to their ACC rivals, North Carolina, the Blue Devils handed Syracuse just their second loss of the season while still sitting in the top spot in the country. Tonight’s game is one of three remaining in the regular season for Duke.
Hokies struggling to the very end of the schedule
Virginia Tech has not enjoyed this season in the least bit. With an overall record of 9-17 and a 2-12 mark in the ACC, the Hokies are praying for a swift end to the season. Virginia Tech has won just once in their last 13 games played. They enter this game on a two-game losing streak after recording a win against Miami, which snapped a season-long 10-game losing streak. After their game with Duke tonight, Virginia Tech still has to face North Carolina before their difficult season comes to an end.
As Virginia Tech prepares for a tough matchup with Duke, we find the betting line over at TopBet for tonight’s game. The Blue Devils have an incredibly favorable line of -21.5 (-105) at home over the Hokies. We will drop 20 percent of our bankroll on Duke as we lay the line on Tuesday night in Durham.