Duke vs. Tennessee Prediction & Odds
The 5-seed Duke will take on 4-seed Tennessee at 2:40 p.m. ET in the East Region of the March Madness tournament on Saturday.
Public bettors love the Blue Devils but is there more value in the underdog Vols today?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
803 Duke Blue Devils (-3.5) vs. 804 Tennessee Vols (+3.5); o/u 128.5
2:40 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 18, 2023
Amway Center, Orlando, FL
Duke vs. Tennessee Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 72% of public bettors are currently backing Duke when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Duke Blue Devils Notes
Jeremy Roach amassed 23 points (9-17 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, three assists and one steal over 37 minutes during Thursday's 74-51 win over Oral Roberts. The junior is one of the few Blue Devils with tournament experience on the roster, and he stepped his game up in what was an easy win for the ACC champions. Up next for Duke is a tougher opponent, as they'll take on Tennessee on Saturday.
Tennessee Vols Notes
Jonas Aidoo was not in the starting lineup for Thursday's first-round matchup against Louisiana-Lafayette. Aidoo started each of the last nine games for the Volunteers but came off the bench to open up the NCAA Tournament in favor of Uros Plavsic. The 6-11 sophomore has averaged 4.8 points and 4.8 rebounds over 18 minutes per contest this season and should remain involved in the rotation in the frontcourt alongside Plavsic and Olivier Nkamhoua.
Duke vs. Tennessee CBB Betting Trends
Under is 7-2 in Blue Devils last 9 neutral site games
Under is 9-3-1 in Blue Devils last 13 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
Under is 3-1-1 in Volunteers last 5 games following a ATS loss
Over is 5-2 in Volunteers last 7 NCAA Tournament games
Duke vs. Tennessee CBB Prediction:
The Blue Devils are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games overall, have covered in four of their last five NCAA tournament games and are a perfect 5-0 against the number in their last five games when facing an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the Volunteers are just 1-7 against the spread in their last eight NCAA tournament games, are 4-9 against the number in their last 13 games overall and are just 1-5 at the betting window in their last six games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: DUKE BLUE DEVILS -3.5