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How and what to watch for No. 7 Virginia vs. Duke

The Cavs will try to get a bounce back win over the Blue Devils on Saturday night in primetime.

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Virginia Cavaliers forward Jay Huff dunks against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the second half at McCamish Pavilion. Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 7-ranked Virginia Cavaliers will look to bounce back from a loss earlier this week when they play the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday night.

The Cavaliers (15-4, 11-2 ACC) come into Saturday’s game off of a 81-60 loss to the Florida State Seminoles on Monday. Trey Murphy III led UVA with 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-7 3pt) and was one of four players in double-figures. The Cavs shot terribly from three-point range at 39.1 percent, while they allowed the Seminoles to shoot a scorching 54.2 percent from distance.

The Blue Devils (9-8, 7-6 ACC) have won two-straight games, which includes a victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 84-60 on Wednesday night. Matthew Hurt scored a game-high 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field and 3-of-4 from distance. Hurt is the Blue Devils’ leading scorer at 18.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Virginia vs. Duke on Saturday, February 20th at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Virginia -2
Point Total: 132
Money line: Virginia -136, Duke +112

  • Virginia is 11-2 SU in their last 13, and the total has gone under in four of the last six
  • Duke is 5-12 ATS in their last 17, and the total has gone over in 4 of the last 5.

The Best Bet

Duke stinks, and Virginia tends to packline and walk it up even more on the road. The Hoos have over four less possessions per game than any other major conference team in college basketball. Their pace is ridiculously slow, and it’s why the first team to 50 wins this one. Because both might not get to 60.

Pick: Under 132

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