Perfectly predicting the scores of every Duke basketball game this season

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
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How many W’s and banners will Duke basketball add to its count this season?

The week of the first game last season, Ball Durham put out a piece similar to this one that accurately named four of the six Duke basketball losses to come. Those four foretold defeats were the ones that came on the road against Clemson, at home against Louisville, on the road against North Carolina State, and then on the road again against Virginia.

Overall, while also coming within a few points of the average points per game for both the Blue Devils and their opponents, the forecasted Duke record of 24-7 (15-5 in ACC) came oh so close to matching the actual record of 25-6 (15-5 in ACC). On top of that, the 2019-20 version of this article pegged that the matchup against North Carolina in Chapel Hill would need overtime.

Long story short, these recent results here tell us there is a strong chance that several of the following predicted outcomes and final scores for the Blue Devils — who include yet another truckload of five-star talents and begin the season at No. 9 in the AP Top 25 — will prove to be all but spot-on.

So without further ado, let’s now call on our inner Dukie Nostradamus to get these predictions going. Naturally, we shall start here with the now-postponed opener and not finish until we have decided whether or not the 2020-21 campaign will go down in history as a banner year in Durham…