Troy vs. Duke Prediction
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.
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.
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