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ESPN Releases Prediction For Duke-Virginia

R.J. Barrett of Duke plays for the Blue Devils.

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - DECEMBER 18: RJ Barrett #5 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after a dunk against the Princeton Tigers during the second half of their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on December 18, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 101-50. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

In just under an hour the Duke Blue Devils host the Virginia Cavaliers in an all-ACC affair at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. The Blue Devils enter the game as the favorite despite Virginia's undefeated record - Duke is a 3.5-point favorite in the contest.

Virginia is the only undefeated program left after Wisconsin took down the previously undefeated Michigan Wolverines in Madison earlier this afternoon. The Cavaliers dominated former No. 9 Virginia Tech earlier this week by a final score of 81-59, highlighting their tremendous season.

Virginia, however, is in for its toughest test of the season as it travels to take on Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett and the Blue Devils.

Before the game tips off, ESPN's BPI gave its prediction for the game. The Worldwide Leader gives Duke a 56.4-percent chance to win the game.

Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, it looks like star point guard Tre Jones won't be able to go after suffering a sprained AC joint in his shoulder against Syracuse in Duke's latest loss.

While Barrett and Williamson might be the best players on the floor for the Blue Devils, Jones is the most-important.

Duke and Virginia tip off at 6:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.