Free CBB Hoops Pick: Seahawks vs Blue Devils Odds
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(25-7) UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs. Duke Blue Devils (23-10)
2016 NCAA Tournament – March Madness – Round of 64
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence Rhode Island
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Blue Devils -9.5 (Open); Moved to 11.5
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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The first game of the second round tips off at noon on Thursday as the UNC Wilmington Seahawks take on the Duke Blue Devils.
The regular season winners and conference tournament winners in the CAA will look to pull off the upset of the defending champs.
Duke has been the most confusing teams in the NCAA Tournament as they’ve done what they did last year, and won it, or have seen themselves make early first round exits.
UNC Wilmington Seahawks
The Seahawks rattled off 4 straight wins to close the season out, which included 3 close encounters in the CAA tourney.
Wilmington won all three games by a combined 12 points, which included an 80 point showing in the championship games against Hofstra.
Wilmington was one of the best scoring teams in the CAA as they averaged 79.2 points per game. In the nation overall that ranked 39th. Defensively though, they were a struggle. The Seahawks allowed 71.4 points per game as they struggled with their interior game.
The key will be that defense and how they react to Duke’s inside out game. This isn’t the most ideal matchup for them as their struggling defense will have to deal with Plumlee down low and a compliment of shooters around the perimeter.
Duke Blue Devils
The Blue Devils will have a clear advantage here, but that doesn’t necessarily mean this will be an easy win.
Duke will look to defend their title, but injuries and lack of depth have really hurt this team this season. Fatigue caught up with them, along with foul trouble as they blew a double digit lead against Notre Dame in the ACC tourney to find themselves making an early exit.
Duke will typically use 6, maybe 7 guys at the most, but when foul trouble became a matter, the rest of the bench had to get involved and things went south quickly.
Look for Grayson Allen to be the deference maker here. Allen has the ability to go off from behind the arc and he showed that against NC State in the ACC tourney. Allen averages 21.6 points per game and isn’t afraid to hoist it up. Allen shot a combined 24 three pointers in the two games Duke participated in.
CBB Betting Trends:
Duke is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Duke is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Free UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs. Duke Blue Devils CBB Prediction:
This is a bad matchup for the Seahawks. Duke has too good of an interior and exterior game that just doesn’t match up well for the Hawks.
However, the one thing UNC Wilmington has is offense. If this does turn into a shootout, they’ll have a chance because of their own ability to hit the three.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Duke -11.5
In the end, Duke is too much for the Seahawks as they pull away in the 2nd half and cover the high number.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Duke 82- UNC Wilmington 63
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