Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Blue Devils vs Cardinals CBB Odds
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(24-8) Duke Blue Devils vs. Louisville Cardinals (24-7)
2017 NCAA Basketball – ACC
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Venue: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Cardinals -1
CBB Betting Total: 147.5
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Clemson definitely gave Duke a game. I jumped in at half time and got the win and I like that this group has some momentum heading into this one. It seems a little early but this is a 4/5 ACC matchup.
The Cardinals are definitely a very good team, one that looks good enough to make a conference tournament run and certainly one that could do a lot of damage in that other tournament. This week is about seeding.
Duke Blue Devils
Duke has not had great recent history in the ACC Tournament but they got the win and the cover in this one. Pretty good since they did not get much out of one of their stars.
In the win over Clemson they got the usual steady play from Luke Kennard. He was right on his average of 2o points and he might be the most reliable scorer in the country. He is good at not forcing it.
They also got 20 points from frosh afterthought Frank Jackson. His numbers have been picking up of late but they have not gotten what they hoped for this season. He might be peaking at the right time.
The same could be said of phenom Jayson Tatum. He also chipped in 2o points and when you watch him play you can see how he is going to be a top pick in the spring. He really makes it look easy out there. Duke has lots of options.
The Cardinals got a nice win to close the regular season against Notre Dame. This is one of the better defensive teams in the country and their success is always going to come down to whether they can score enough.
Donovan Mitchell is a really talented player but at times it looks like he is the only one really trying to score for Louisville. Of course I am joking but sometimes it seems like the other players are more scoring by accident.
Quentin Snider is a nice PG but only looks to score when all other options have been exhausted. The approach is sound but some games it can be too little too late.
Louisville took down Duke in mid January. They scored more than they normally do and held Duke well below their average. That is going to have to be the formula once again.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2-1 in DUKE last 9 Thu. games.
- Under is 6-2 in DUKE last 8 neutral site games.
- Over is 14-6-1 in DUKE last 21 vs. Atlantic Coast.
- Over is 7-2 in LOU last 9 overall.
- Over is 7-2 in LOU last 9 vs. Atlantic Coast.
- Under is 6-2 in LOU last 8 Thu. games.
Free Duke Blue Devils vs. Louisville Cardinals NCAAB Prediction:
These teams are pretty close but I think there could be an advantage in Duke having already played a game. Plus it is unlikely that Grayson Allen is going to be a zero two games in a row.
Louisville is good but always mystifies me. I understand how they win but I don’t like their style. Duke is a young team that might be peaking so it could be time to go along for the ride.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Duke ATS & Small lean UNDER.
Duke might be the underdog here or it is a pick’em I guess. They are often overrated by the markets but are still the side I like the most.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Duke 74 – Louisville 68
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