College Basketball Betting Preview: Temple at Duke

Duke Blue Devils logoThe Duke Blue Devils (25-2 SU, 14-11 ATS) regained the top spot in the latest college basketball polls and they will get an immediate test on Wednesday when they host No. 24 Temple (21-5 SU, 13-10 ATS) in a late-season non-conference matchup (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2).

The Owls, who are second in the Atlantic 10 conference with a 11-2 record, come into the game playing extremely well having won eight straight games (4-4 ATS). The Blue Devils have won six straight games (5-1 ATS) and lead the ACC with a 12-1 record.

The timing of this game is a bit unusual; most teams rarely step out of conference this late in the season. Duke is currently listed as a 13.5-point home favorite at

The lopsided odds are a reflection of how difficult it is for teams to win at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils have won 34 straight games at Cameron which is now the nation’s longest home winning streak. They are 15-0 SU (7-7-1 ATS) at home this season.

Nevertheless, Temple has been one of the best road teams in all of college basketball so the Owls are not without a chance on Wednesday. This year, the Owls are 7-3 (7-3 ATS) in true road games and last year they were 12-3 away from home.

Here are some key college basketball betting stats for Wednesday’s game:

The Owls are 4-0 ATS in their last four vs. the ACC. The Owls are 6-2 ATS in their last eight non-conference games. The Owls are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games.

The Blue Devils are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. The Blue Devils are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 non-conference games. In this series, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.

The over is 5-0-1 in the Owls’ last six non-conference games. The over is 13-6 in the Owls’ last 19 vs. the ACC.

The under is 5-1 in the Blue Devils’ last six overall. The under is 5-2 in the Blue Devils’ last seven vs. the Atlantic 10.

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