South Dakota vs. Duke Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Duke is favored at home in today’s game, as the Blue Devils are getting odds of -21 points against South Dakota. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 158 points. Today’s game takes place from Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina and will air live on ESPN2.
Duke is coming off a 91-81 win at Indiana a few days ago to improve to 9-0 on the season. The Blue Devils are 6-1 against the spread as well. Duke is putting up 90.7 points per game while allowing 74 points per contest. Marvin Bagley III is leading the team with 22.3 points and 11.1 rebounds per game while Grayson Allen is adding 17 points and 4.6 assists per contest.
South Dakota is coming off an 82-63 win over Missouri-Kansas City to improve to 7-2 on the season and 4-1 against the spread. The Coyotes are averaging 78.9 points per game this season while allowing 65.7 per contest. South Dakota is led by Matt Mooney, who is averaging 18.3 points and 3.4 assists per game. Tyler Hagedorn is adding 13.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.
These two have no recent meetings to consider. The spread is high, but Duke has been good against the spread this season. Their only failed effort came on the road and by ½ a point. Duke has the talent to pull away from this South Dakota team and the Coyotes should be somewhat overwhelmed by playing at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The public betting is siding heavily with Duke and I am with them.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: DUKE -21