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Betting Duke vs Georgia Tech

Greg Domsic
01-26-2021

Georgia Tech Coach Josh Pastner has yet to beat Coach K and Duke in his career.  On the surface at least, it looks like that trend will continue.  Duke returns home to Cameron Indoor after three straight road losses. Duke is hungry for a win to right the ship, and hopes to get it in the comfort of their home gym.  However, in the 2020-21 season we know there will be no Cameron Crazies, and Duke's elite home court advantage has already failed twice this season. We've seen decades-long trends get busted almost every week throughout this crazy season, so why not here as well?

Georgia Tech is shooting 45% in conference play, the highest clip in the ACC.  Duke defense (or lack thereof) is allowing ACC opponents to shoot over 40% from three, which is 13th in the conference.  Duke's pathetic defense is also sending opponents to the free throw line more often than any other ACC team.  The matchup is favorable for Georgia Tech, a senior-laden team going up against a young, vulnerable Duke team.  Duke will be deserate for a win after dropping three straight, but Pastner and his seniors will certainly be hungry to steal a win at Cameron as well.  Duke is 1-5 against the spread in conference play compared to Georgia Tech's 4-1 ATS record in ACC games. Even in Duke's ACC victories, they only pulled ahead by double digits against Wake Forest in the final five minutes, they never pulled away from Boston College, and their double digit win at Notre Dame seems like forever ago. I don't see any reason Georgia Tech can't be right there in the final minute.

Georgia Tech +6 (-109) for 1 unit at DraftKings Sportsbook

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