TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION FRIDAY, MARCH 11TH
#864 DUKE (-9) over Miami Florida at 7 PM EST
After getting a scare from the Orangemen yesterday, the Blue Devils will have no trouble smashing the Hurricanes in this ACC Tournament battle. Miami enters this contest off three consecutive straight up wins and the ‘Canes will have issues against the conference’s No. 1 seed.
Double revenge motivation will keep Duke focused for this contest too. In case you haven’t been paying attention, Coach K’s troops lost to the Hurricanes last year (-11 in South Beach slipped 77-75) and at home this season (-15 fell 76-74). Thankfully, since 1996, revenging teams that are competing in the semifinal round of the ACC Tournament own a sensational 33-13-3 ATS record. Since 2008, this technical situation has been at its best posting a strong 19-3-3 ATS mark. Also, when priced as a favorite coming off two or more pointspread losses, Duke has inked a highly profitable 30-17 ATS tally provided they scoot in off a straight up win of eight points or more. In this role laying -5 or more, the Blue Devils improve to a rewarding 27-11 ATS.
This is not a good wagering spot for Miami either. When running the court against an opponent that checks in off two or more pointspread losses, the Hurricanes hold a rough 11-21-1 ATS mark including an ugly 4-15-1 ATS provided they arrive with steam off a straight up win. Even worse, when going into revenge and matched up against an opponent that carries a lofty team won/loss percentage of .801 or higher, Miami sports a horrible 2-11 SU and 3-10 ATS record in its last 13 games.
Off a pair of lethargic performances against the Tar Heels and Orangemen, Coach K and the Blue Devils will show why they are the best team in the ACC with this massive payback payday. Take Duke. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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