5 Bold Predictions For Virginia vs. Duke In ACC Clash

By Trevor Lowry

Entering the season, this was one of the biggest games in the ACC. That is still the case, folks. No, Duke isn’t even ranked in the top 25 right now, but it still has a chance to win the conference title. You know, if it starts winning game after game.

Entering this clash, the Virginia Cavaliers stand at 9-3 in the ACC and Duke is 7-4. Before the ACC games get underway, let’s take a look at five bold predictions.

And remember, these predictions are bold for a reason — we’re taking a long shot here.

5 Bold Predictions For Virginia vs. Duke In ACC Clash
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5. Grayson Allen, Brandon Ingram Combine For 40 Points

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Grayson Allen is averaging 20.8 PPG and Brandon Ingram is putting up 16.9 PPG. However, Virginia does not give up a lot of points. In fact, it is only allowing 59.6 PPG, which is good enough for third-best in college basketball.

5. Grayson Allen, Brandon Ingram Combine For 40 Points

Grayson Allen is averaging 20.8 PPG and Brandon Ingram is putting up 16.9 PPG. However, Virginia does not give up a lot of points. In fact, it is only allowing 59.6 PPG, which is good enough for third-best in college basketball.

4. First Team To 70 Captures The W

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This is bold for the simple fact that the Cavaliers don't let their opponents do much damage on offense, but the Blue Devils are lethal on the offensive end, as they average 84.3 PPG.

As they say, something has to give.

4. First Team To 70 Captures The W

This is bold for the simple fact that the Cavaliers don't let their opponents do much damage on offense, but the Blue Devils are lethal on the offensive end, as they average 84.3 PPG.

As they say, something has to give.

3. Malcolm Brogdon Is Good For 20 Points, At Least 3 Threes

Malcolm Brogdon Is Good For 20 Points, At Least 3 Threes Credit: Getty Images
Malcolm Brogdon is putting up 17.7 PPG and he is also shooting a deadly 40.2 percent from behind the arc. You do the math.

3. Malcolm Brogdon Is Good For 20 Points, At Least 3 Threes

Malcolm Brogdon is putting up 17.7 PPG and he is also shooting a deadly 40.2 percent from behind the arc. You do the math.

2. Duke Knocks Off Virginia In Upset Fashion

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Two things to keep in mind: (1) Duke gets this ACC showdown at home (you know, in front of the Cameron Crazies). (2) The Blue Devils have won three games in a row, which includes a victory against Louisville.

2. Duke Knocks Off Virginia In Upset Fashion

Two things to keep in mind: (1) Duke gets this ACC showdown at home (you know, in front of the Cameron Crazies). (2) The Blue Devils have won three games in a row, which includes a victory against Louisville.

1. Looking Ahead: Duke Doesn’t Lose Another Regular Season Game

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Time to turn the bold meter all the way up.

Duke still has to play North Carolina (twice), Louisville and other ACC foes. However, the talent is there for this team to pull off the feat.

Also, as "bad" as the Blue Devils have been in 2015-16, they still have a record of 18-6.

1. Looking Ahead: Duke Doesn’t Lose Another Regular Season Game

Time to turn the bold meter all the way up.

Duke still has to play North Carolina (twice), Louisville and other ACC foes. However, the talent is there for this team to pull off the feat.

Also, as "bad" as the Blue Devils have been in 2015-16, they still have a record of 18-6.

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