Troy vs. Duke Prediction

Will Troy cover as huge underdog vs. red-hot Duke? NCAA Predictions 3/17/17

Will Troy cover as a massive double-digit underdog tonight when it takes on red-hot Duke at 7:20PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blue Devils are 20-point favorites versus the Trojans after opening as a 19-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 152 and has been bet up to 154.

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The Trojans enter play having won eight of their last 10 games to wrap up their season with a 22-14 record overall. They also went 7-3 against the spread down the stretch and covered in 20 of their 32 lined games on the season.

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The Blue Devils are one of the hottest teams in the nation, finally getting healthy and rolling through the ACC tournament on their way to a championship. They've won seven of their last 10 games to finish 27-8 and are 5-4-1 against the spread over their last 10 contests as well.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Trojans haven't been dancing in quite a long time so expect them to be fired up against a Blue Devils squad that is just 1-4 against the spread over the last five years in the first round of the tournament. Troy has covered the number in four straight games and is 9-2 against the spread in its last 11 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600. The Trojans have also thrived in an underdog role, covering in 11 of their last 14 games when receiving points.

MARCH MADNESS PREDICTION: TROY TROJANS +20

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