Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Gaels vs Blue Devils CBB Odds
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(24-10) Iona Gaels vs. Duke Blue Devils (30-4)
South Region: NCAA Tournament
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 2:45 PM ET
Venue: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Duke -21
CBB Betting Total: 157.5
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The Gaels are certainly up against in the first round here as they take on the Duke Blue Devils in the Opening Round on Thursday afternoon.
Iona will have to play a near perfect game to have any shot here, but this team comes in with a load of confidence.
The Gaels will have to start things on the offensive end, knowing this Duke team can score. Iona is averaging 80 points per game this season and will need every bit of that.
Roland Griffin and Zach Lewis will be two players to watch for here, as the duo carried this team to a MAAC Championship.
Look for them to not be shy about shooting, as they are the spark plug to this offense.
Duke Blue Devils
Duke had a frustrating end to their ACC Tournament, but this team is locked in on the bigger picture.
Don’t think they’re distracted for a second, as we have seen them bounced early on in some of the past years. Here though, they are built top to bottom with one of the best rosters in the NCAA.
Duke’s 85 points per game is not a shock, but the way this team plays defense is quite impressive. The Blue Devils were not just one of the tops in the ACC, but in all of the nation as they give up just 69.6 points per game.
Duke will look to Marvin Bagley Jr., who has just been near impossible to stop lately.
The Blue Devils star F has recorded three straight double doubles and has averaged 21.1 points and 11.5 rebounds on the year. Iona will hand their hands full with him here, which will likely be the deciding factor if they hope to stay in this game.
Duke comes into play 20-11 ATS this season, one of the top profitable bets.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Gaels are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games following a ATS win.
- Gaels are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Gaels are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games.
- Blue Devils are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Blue Devils are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Blue Devils are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free Iona Gaels vs. Duke Blue Devils NCAAB Prediction:
Iona is just going to have their hands full here.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Duke ATS
With the amount of weapons this Blue Devils team has, this one should get ugly early.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Duke 90- Iona 60
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