Can Duke blow past UNC-Wilmington?
No. 4 Duke hopes to shake off a poor end to the season when it opens the NCAA Tournament against No. 13 UNC-Wilmington today at 12:15PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Duke is the clear favorite in this game, as the Blue Devils are getting odds of -10.5 points against UNC-Wilmington. The over/under total for the game has been set at 157 points. These two meet in the second round of the West Region today from the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
UNC-Wilmington is 25-7 overall, 5-0 on a neutral floor and 15-13 against the spread. Duke is 23-10 overall, 3-3 on a neutral floor and 13-17-2 against the spread. The Blue Devils went 12-8 in the ACC and earned an at-large bid while the Seahawks won the CAA Conference Tournament.
Duke hasn’t exactly been living up to its name the past few weeks. The Blue Devils are 3-4 straight up in their last seven and 1-5-1 against the spread in that stretch. They also have failed to cover in all six games on a neutral floor this season. UNC-Wilmington has won four straight coming into the tournament and the Seahawks have an offense that can compete with the Blue Devils. They are also 5-2 ATS in their last 7 against ACC opponents and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
NCAA TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: UNC-WILMINGTON +10.5