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After a tough loss on the road their last time out, Duke looks much better today on their home court. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead Louisville 36-23.

If Duke keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 22-6 in no time. On the other hand, Louisville will have to make due with an 8-20 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

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Louisville Cardinals @ Duke Blue Devils

Current Records: Louisville 8-19, Duke 21-6

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If the oddsmakers' predictions hold true, the near future looks bright for Duke. They and the Louisville Cardinals will face off in an ACC battle at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The timing is sure in Duke's favor as the team sits on four straight wins at home while the Cardinals have not had much luck on the away from home, with six straight road losses.

Last Saturday, the Blue Devils were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap as they fell 83-79 to the Demon Deacons.

Despite their loss, Duke saw several players rise to the challenge and make noteworthy plays. Jared McCain, who scored 15 points along with five rebounds, was perhaps the best of all. McCain didn't help Duke's cause all that much against the Hurricanes on Wednesday but the same can't be said for this match. Kyle Filipowski was another key contributor, scoring 17 points along with eight rebounds and five assists.

Meanwhile, it's hard to win when you make eight fewer threes than your opponent, a fact Louisville found out the hard way on Wednesday. They suffered a bruising 72-50 loss at the hands of the Fighting Irish. The result shouldn't come as a shock considering that's the fewest points Louisville has scored all season.

The losing side was boosted by Skyy Clark, who scored 18 points along with eight rebounds. He didn't help Louisville's cause all that much against the Yellow Jackets on February 10th but the same can't be said for this matchup.

The Blue Devils' loss dropped their record down to 21-6. As for the Cardinals, they have not been sharp recently as the team's lost ten of their last 12 matchups, which put a noticeable dent in their 8-19 record this season.

Keep an eye on the arc in Wednesday's game: Duke have been dynamite from deep this season, having made 38.4% of their threes per game. It's a different story for Louisville, though, as they've only made 29.7% of their threes this season. Given Duke's sizable advantage in that area, the Cardinals will need to find a way to close that gap.

Duke beat the Cardinals 83-69 in their previous matchup back in January. Will Duke repeat their success, or do the Cardinals have a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.


Duke is a big 20-point favorite against Louisville, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Blue Devils as a 19.5-point favorite.

The over/under is 151.5 points.

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Series History

Duke has won 7 out of their last 10 games against Louisville.

  • Jan 23, 2024 - Duke 83 vs. Louisville 69
  • Feb 20, 2023 - Duke 79 vs. Louisville 62
  • Jan 29, 2022 - Duke 74 vs. Louisville 65
  • Mar 10, 2021 - Duke 70 vs. Louisville 56
  • Feb 27, 2021 - Louisville 80 vs. Duke 73
  • Jan 23, 2021 - Louisville 70 vs. Duke 65
  • Jan 18, 2020 - Louisville 79 vs. Duke 73
  • Feb 12, 2019 - Duke 71 vs. Louisville 69
  • Feb 21, 2018 - Duke 82 vs. Louisville 56
  • Mar 09, 2017 - Duke 81 vs. Louisville 77