Tom Stryker’s Free Basketball Play January 11th


#682 DUKE (-8′) over Pittsburgh at 7 PM EST
Off back-to-back road games at NC State and Boston College and with a trip to Clemson on deck, Duke will scoot home to the friendly confines of Cameron Indoor Stadium and do a number on visiting Pittsburgh. Head coach Jeff Capel returns to his alma mater off a heartbreaking one-point home loss to the Tiger Paw and, in the first of three straight road games, this will be the toughest for the Panthers.

In the last 10 meetings between these two ACC rivals, the Blue Devils have been in control notching a solid 8-2 SU (4-5-1 ATS) record. Also, when priced as a home favorite of -7.5 or more and returning off two or more road games, head coach Jon Scheyer’s boys hold a respectable 46-5 SU and 32-18-1 ATS mark including a strong 24-1 SU and 19-5-1 ATS in this setting provided Duke is not off two or more straight up wins. Additionally, when favored, off a straight up win, and two or more pointspread losses, the Dukies have been a solid investment inking a reliable 53-33-1 ATS tally including a blistering 34-13 ATS if they are laying -7.5 or more.

Respect is given to a Pitt squad that has ripped off an impressive 10-2 SU and ATS record in its last 12 games. However, in a true road war checking in without confidence off a straight up loss, the Panthers own a rough 17-53 SU and 25-44-1 ATS mark provided their opponent enters off a pointspread loss. It Coach Capel’s boys are facing a foe that was on the road last, this angle falls to a miserable 9-27 SU and 10-25-1 ATS and is currently on a woeful 0-9 SU and 1-8 ATS tally in its last nine.

The Blue Devils will face three teams above them in the ACC standings in their next three games and, if they want to make a run in the conference, this is the perfect time to get that done considering two of those games are at home. Take Duke. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.


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