The eighth-ranked Duke Blue Devils will look to snap a two-game losing streak in Coral Gables, Fla., when they battle the Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes in an important ACC game on Wednesday. The Blue Devils (20-5, 11-3 ACC), who have won four in a row overall, are 5-3 on the road this season. The Hurricanes (15-11, 6-9 ACC), who will look to snap a four-game losing streak, are 11-3 on their home court. Duke is coming off a 76-67 win at Florida State on Saturday, while Miami dropped an 85-77 decision at Boston College that same day.

The game will tip off at 7 p.m. ET from the Watsco Center. Duke is averaging 80.3 points per game, while Miami averages 77.9. The Blue Devils are 6.5-point favorites in the latest Duke vs. Miami odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 148. Before making any Miami vs. Duke picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 16 of the 2023-24 season on a 136-89 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning nearly $2,500 for $100 players. It is also off to a sizzling 25-13 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Duke vs. Miami and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Miami vs. Duke:

  • Duke vs. Miami spread: Duke -6.5
  • Duke vs. Miami over/under: 148 points
  • Duke vs. Miami money line: Duke -291, Miami +233
  • DUKE: The Blue Devils have hit the game total under in 9 of their last 13 away games (+4.60 units)
  • MIA: The Hurricanes have hit the team total under in 13 of their last 22 games at home (+2.70 units)
  • Duke vs. Miami picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Duke can cover

Freshman guard Jared McCain is coming off a record-setting performance in the win at Florida State. Against the Seminoles, he scored 35 points to tie the freshman school record for points in a game, grabbed four rebounds and made three steals in 39 minutes. He also set a Duke freshman record with eight 3-pointers. In 25 games, all starts, he is averaging 13.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 30.2 minutes of action.

Sophomore forward Mark Mitchell has played in 22 games, making 21 starts. He has three double-doubles in the last 11 games, averaging 14.7 points and 7.7 rebounds in that span. When he scores 10 or more points, Duke is 29-3. He scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against Notre Dame on Jan. 6. For the season, he is averaging 12.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 29.5 minutes. See which team to pick here.

Why Miami can cover

Junior forward Norchad Omier has continued his strong play of late, scoring 20 points and grabbing six rebounds in the loss to Boston College. In the three games prior to that, he registered double-doubles, including an 18-point and 12-rebound performance in a 77-60 loss at Clemson on Feb. 14. He scored 20 points and grabbed 11 boards in a 75-72 loss to third-ranked North Carolina on Feb. 10. In 25 games, all starts, Omier is averaging 17.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.2 assists.

Junior guard Matthew Cleveland is coming off a 20-point and three-rebound performance in the loss at Boston College. He has posted five double-doubles on the year, including a 15-point and 13-rebound effort in an 82-74 win over Virginia Tech on Feb. 3. He is in his first season with the Hurricanes after spending his first two years at Florida State. In 24 games, all starts, he is averaging 14 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals in 32.4 minutes of action. See which team to pick here

How to make Miami vs. Duke picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 152 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits more than 60% of the time. You can see the picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Duke vs. Miami, and which side of the spread hits more than 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 25-13 roll on top-ranked college basketball spread picks