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Can Duke extend win streak with another cover?

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We almost swept the board Tuesday night, but a late scoring surge in a comeback attempt by Maryland gave us a 2-1 night. Wednesday's slate is even better with key major and mid-major conference matchups.

Here are our three best bets for Wednesday.

Duke @ Miami (+5.5, O/U 150)

This is a bad matchup for a broken Miami team with virtually no chance of earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. There's a decent chance the program rolls over amid a tough stretch, leading to a dominant Duke outing.

The Hurricanes have lost four straight and will be without Nigel Pack again, a big loss as they have far inferior guard play compared to the Blue Devils. Miami also doesn't have enough frontcourt depth to shut down Kyle Filipowski.

It won't matter that Duke is on the road, as it's won five of its last six away contests. The Blue Devils have covered in four straight games.

Pick: Duke -5.5

Nebraska @ Indiana (pk, 147.5)

Nebraska hasn't won a conference road game all season and is 2-6 against the spread in away contests. The Cornhuskers' road woes have haunted them, putting the team on the bubble instead of firmly in the NCAA tourney picture.

This would be the perfect chance to vanish their road demons. Although the Hoosiers are having a down season, they're still 11-4 at home. Indiana fans also create an electric atmosphere regardless of the team's standing.

In the last few weeks, Indiana has defeated Iowa and Ohio State and competed against Northwestern. That's not exactly a noteworthy resume, but it hasn't quit on a disappointing campaign. Despite being the more talented unit, it's impossible to trust Nebraska away from home.

Pick: Indiana moneyline

Bucknell @ Holy Cross (+2.5, O/U 135)

Although Bucknell lost three straight, it still sits in the top half of the Patriot League standings, a massive improvement in John Griffin's first year at the helm following the program's last-place finish in 2022-23.

Before its recent skid, the Bison won four of five games. Bucknell and Holy Cross met in early January, the Bison's first Patriot League contest this season. Bucknell also entered that matchup on a three-game losing streak and handily defeated Holy Cross at home.

The Bison's two leading scorers combined for 12 points on Jan. 3, yet the team still had enough offensive firepower to defeat an offensively challenged Holy Cross group.

The Crusaders lost three of their last four and haven't reached 60 points in that stretch. Holy Cross has the worst scoring offense in the Patriot League and won't keep pace with Bucknell.

Pick: Bucknell -2.5

Sam Oshtry is a sports betting writer at theScore. You can follow him on X @soshtry for more betting coverage.

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