The Duke Blue Devils’ path to a sixth national championship began Friday night against Cal State Fullerton.
In head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final season, Duke was led by potential No 1 Paolo Banchero as the No 2 seed in the Western Region.
Here are the details of Duke’s first round matchup:
Duke begins hosting the NCAA Tournament at the Bon Secours Health Arena on Friday night at 7:10 PM EST.
The match will be in nearby Greenville, South Carolina, so there will be a distinct home-field advantage for the Blues.
If Duke wins, they will face the winners of Davidson and Michigan State on Sunday in Round 32.
Total: 145 (Above -110/Under -110)
Duke’s defense is a serious concern, ranking 146th in adjusted defensive effectiveness in the final month of the season, but the 15 seed Titans won’t cost them that end point.
In the end, Duke’s size will overwhelm Cal State Fullerton and the Blue Devils will easily lead to a first-round victory. But, where is the betting value?
I see some on the bottom. Neither team has shot as many 3-pointers and CSF will have problems with Duke’s length in the interior, specifically big man Mark Williams, who tops out of 20 nations in blocking percentages.
I found this game to be one-way traffic and the game turned out to be full of junk time with results that were never in doubt, but assets were limited due to pacing and scoring. The Blue Devils could get 80 points, but the lesser Titans will struggle to get past 60 in a match that is still well below the expected total.
LEAN: BELOW 145
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