Virginia vs Duke: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 20, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 20, 2021

Matthew Hurt leads the Duke Blue Devils (9-8) into a matchup against the No. 7 Virginia Cavaliers (15-4) after scoring 23 points in an 84-60 win over Wake Forest. The Blue Devils are 2-point underdogs in the game on Saturday, February 20, 2021, which starts at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup’s point total is set at 132.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 20, 2021, 2:19 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Virginia Betting Information

  • Virginia has played to an 11-7 record against the spread this season.
  • The Cavaliers have a winning record against the spread when favored by 2 points or more, going 10-5 this season.
  • The Cavaliers and their opponents have gone over the set over/under in 9 of 18 games this season (50%).
  • The Cavaliers lost to Florida State 81-60 and failed to cover the spread as 2.5-point underdogs, while hitting the over on the 128 point total in their last outing on Monday. Trey Murphy III scored a team-high 13 points in the loss.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Virginia Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Sam Hauser 19 14.8 6.9 1.8 0.6 0.3 2.4
Jay Huff 19 12.9 6.5 1.1 0.5 2.4 1.4
Trey Murphy III 19 11.6 3.4 1.3 0.6 0.4 2.2
Kihei Clark 19 9.9 1.8 4.6 0.6 0.1 0.7
Reece Beekman 19 5.1 3.2 2.9 1.3 0.4 0.4

Duke Betting Information

  • With a 5-11 record ATS, Duke has not consistently covered the spread this season.
  • For the 16th time this season, the Blue Devils are at least a 2-point underdog, where they have a record of 5-10 against the spread.
  • Six of the Blue Devils 16 games (37.5%) this season have failed to covered the point total.
  • The Blue Devils took down Wake Forest 84-60 in their last outing on Wednesday. Hurt put up a team-high 23 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 7 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to go over the 143.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Duke Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Matthew Hurt 17 18.3 6.4 1.2 0.6 0.5 2.4
DJ Steward 17 13.2 4.3 2.3 1.2 0.6 1.8
Jalen Johnson 13 11.2 6.0 2.2 1.2 1.2 0.6
Wendell Moore 17 9.6 4.4 1.9 0.9 0.1 0.9
Jeremy Roach 17 8.8 2.4 2.5 1.0 0.0 0.8

Total Facts

  • Virginia’s games this season have gone over the point total for Saturday’s matchup (132 points) in eight out of 19 opportunities (42.1% of matchups).
  • In Duke’s games this year, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Saturday’s matchup total in 15 out of 17 matchups (88.2%).
  • The Cavaliers average 69.4 points per game against the Blue Devils’ 76.1, totaling 13.5 points over the contest’s total of 132.
  • This matchup’s over/under is 0.6 fewer points than the 131.4 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season the average total for Cavaliers games is 129.4 points, 2.6 fewer than the over/under of 132 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 15.6 points fewer than the average over/under in Blue Devils games this season (147.6 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/29/2020 Duke Virginia -3.5 124 -178 +142 Regular Season 52-50 UVA
2/9/2019 N/A Virginia N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 81-71 DUKE
1/19/2019 N/A Duke N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-70 DUKE

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