College Basketball ACC/ Big Ten Challenge

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The ACC/ Big Ten Challenge resumes tonight with five games on the slate and as usual has all of the lines, trends and stats to make your night a profitable one.

Illinois at Clemson (-5, 125) 7:10E ESPN

Clemson has won five straight in this event and is 8-2 all-time in Challenges. The Fighting Illini were like many visitors to Las Vegas, having lost both games there last week and now have to come cross country to take on the Tigers. Illinois is 3-7 in these matchups, including 1-5 on the road. Clemson won in Champaign last season 76-74 as one-point road favorites and are 8-1 ATS in home games versus good shooting teams making 45 percent of their shots over the last three seasons.

Minnesota at Miami (-2.5, 132) 7:10E ESPNU

Miami is 7-0 for the second time under head coach Frank Haith and the last such start led to NCAA berth for the Hurricanes two years ago. They will face the Golden Gophers for the first time ever on the hardwood and they are 12-2 ATS after seven or more consecutive wins since 1997. After 4-0 beginning, Minnesota lost its last two games in Anaheim by six total points. Coach Tubby Smith's team will look to bounce back; however they are 6-18 ATS in road games after a loss by six points or less.

Boston College at Michigan (-5.5, 142) 7:30E ESPN2

Michigan's promising 3-0 start took a detour, as they failed to win last two tilts in Old Spice tourney. The Wolverines return to Ann Arbor where they are 10-4 ATS as home favorites. Boston College is a bit of mystery heading into the season, but it doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure out the Eagles are good road underdog with 16-6 ATS mark when the line is +3.5 to +6.

Duke at Wisconsin (+4.5, 135)  9:15E ESPN

Duke makes its first ever trip into Madison and could be an extremely dangerous foe for Wisconsin. The Blue Devils shot 29.2 percent in somehow managing to beat Connecticut 68-59 in New York last Friday, which was their lowest shooting percent in over 58 years.  Duke is 10-2 ATS after three consecutive non-conference games over the last two seasons. Wisconsin hasn't played since taking third place in Maui Classic and Badgers fans will be fired up to have such a team in the Mad City. The oddsmakers may be giving us the hint of possible upset since the Blue Devils are 1-9 ATS in a road game where the total is 135 to 139.5.

Florida State at Ohio State (-7, 147) 9:15E, ESPN

The last game of the Challenge features two ranked teams and it might be the game that decides the winner of the event. Florida State is 6-4 in these conferences matchup for this series, however is 0-4 all-time against Ohio State. The Buckeyes only loss has been a tight one to North Carolina, 77-73, and they are 11-2 ATS after two straight games where they made 50 percent of their shots or better since 2007.

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