Duke vs. Virginia: How to watch online, live stream, prediction, pick, odds, line
The top team in the AP Top 25 faces the top team in the Coaches Poll in a monstrous ACC game on Saturday afternoon
NFL Saturday's are no more. College football season is finito. For the first time since Aug. 18, 2018, college hoops has the spotlight all to its self.
And things are already off to a rollicking start. Two top-10 teams have already folded to unranked opponents -- No. 2 Michigan to Wisconsin, and No. 7 Kansas to West Virginia -- and we're guaranteed at least one more top-10 team taking a tumble on Saturday with No. 1 Duke welcoming No. 4 Virginia to Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The game tips at 6 p.m. ET when the No. 1 team in the Coaches Poll, Virginia, takes on the No. 1 team in the AP Top 25, Duke. The Cavaliers boast a perfect 16-0 record coming into the game, with 12 wins by double digits, and face a 14-2 Blue Devils team reeling from a loss to unranked Syracuse in overtime five days ago.
Tre Jones' status for this game -- he is not in uniform for the game -- certainly favors the Cavaliers, too.
Still yet, Duke, even being shorthanded, has as much talent as any team with a full roster in the ACC. Projected No. 1 pick Zion Williamson is playing his best ball of the season and coming off a career-high 35-point outing, RJ Barrett is finding his rhythm as a play-maker, and opportunities for Cameron Reddish should be expanded with his confidence seemingly sky-high following a game-winner against Florida State a week ago.
How this game will shake out will impact the ACC regular season race and have potential NCAA Tournament seeding ramifications, too. Any way you slice it, there's a lot at stake Saturday night in Durham.
- When: Saturday at 6 p.m. ET
- Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina
- TV: ESPN | Live stream: WatchESPN
Game prediction, pick
Latest odds via SportsLine: Duke -2
Duke isn't an elite 3-point shooting team. Virginia, meanwhile, thrives on forcing teams into outside shots with its vaunted pack-line style defense. If the Cavaliers can keep Zion Williamson out of the paint -- and that's a big if -- and if they can keep RJ Barrett from driving the lane and creating shot opportunities for himself and others, they'll have a shot. I like their chances. Pick: Virginia +2
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