Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Mountaineers vs. Blue Devils CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(6-5) Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Duke Blue Devils (8-1)
Date: Thursday, December 16th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Cameron Indoor Stadium
CBB Moneyline Odds: App State +1150 | Duke -2500
CBB Betting ATS Odds: App State +21.5 | Duke -21.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 140
The Appalachian State Mountaineers will be on the road to take on the Duke Blue Devils.
The tip-off is set for 7:00 ET from Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Blue Devils opened up as a 22 point favorite and that number is now down to 21.5. The total has gone from 139 to 140.
Appalachian State Mountaineers
Appalachian State has been an up-and-down team this year. You never really know what to expect from them when it comes to a game to game.
The Mountaineers beat the Erskine Flying Fleet on Monday by a score of 69-44. They did just what they had to against a pretty bad program. It will be very hard to go from playing a team like that to playing the #2 team in the nation.
This team has really not faced the best competition out of the early gate and that is expected. Playing against the Blue Devils should be a good experience for them, even if they do not win the ball game.
In the win over Erskine, the leading scorer was Donovan Gregory, who had 16 points and 5 rebounds. He was actually the only player who reached double figures in that game. Everybody else just played their role.
Duke Blue Devils
Duke has looked very good out of the gate. It is hard to complain about the way they have played so far.
The Blue Devils have a record of 8-1 at the moment. I am sure they would like to get that loss against Ohio State back, but they cannot dwell on that one game. I think they will be just fine moving forward.
This program made easy work of the South Carolina State Bulldogs on Tuesday by a score of 103-62. They did just what they had to do against a cupcake opponent.
It is fair to say that scoring the basketball was not an issue in the win over SC State, as six players reached double figures in the game. AJ Griffin led all scorers with 19 points and 4 boards. Also, Paolo Banchero chipped in 12 points and 6 dimes.
CBB Betting Trends:
- App State is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
- App State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Thursday.
- App State is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the ACC.
- Duke is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.
- Duke is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on a Thursday at home.
- Duke is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games this season.
Free Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Duke Blue Devils NCAAB Summary:
I feel like Duke will take care of their business in this one. It may not look so pretty for the Mountaineers when all is said and done.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Duke ATS
This is the last time that Duke will be able to play an opponent where they are so much better than them that it is not even funny. Conference play is starting soon and those games are never easy, no matter how good of a team you are.
I look for the offense for Duke to keep scoring at a high level. I really do trust that App State will be able to consistently stop them because they just have too many weapons.
21.5 may seem like a high number here, but I just cannot see this game being all that close. Once the Blue Devils find their rhythm in this game, you better watch out if you are the Mountaineers.
Give me Duke laying the points at home here.
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