|2013 March Madness Elite 8 Odds & Point Spread: Duke vs. Louisville|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Sunday, 31 March 2013 11:00|
Duke vs. Louisville Odds
This game will be played from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana and is part of the Midwest Region with Louisville as the No. 1 seed and Duke as the No. 2 seed (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Louisville is the favorite in this game, as the Cardinals have odds of -3.5 points against Duke. The over/under total for the game has been set at 137 points. Opening odds had Louisville favored by 5 points. That was the highest the spread has gotten, and it is at its low with the Cardinals favored by 3.5 points. These two met on Nov. 24 with Duke picking up a 76-71 victory.
Louisville reached this game by picking up a 77-69 win over Oregon on Friday night. The Cardinals continued to look very strong, as they led by a sizeable margin throughout the game. Louisville shot 28 of 52 from the floor and was led by the hot shooting of Russ Smith, who had 31 points on 9 of 16 shooting. Smith also shot 12 of 14 from the free-throw line. Louisville is now 32-5 on the season, 9-1 on a neutral floor and 22-15 against the spread.
Duke picked up a 71-61 win over Michigan State in the regional semifinal back on Friday night. The Blue Devils held the lead for most of the game and then pulled away late thanks to free-throw shooting. Duke was 24 of 26 at the line on Friday night and also had a great shooting performance from Seth Curry. Curry finished with a game-high 29 points on 8 of 17 shooting from the floor and 6 of 9 shooting from the 3-point line. Duke is 30-5 on the season, 9-1 on a neutral floor and 19-16 against the spread.
2013 March Madness Elite 8 Odds – Duke vs. Louisville
711 Duke +3.5 Over 137
712 Louisville -3.5 Under 137