Princeton vs. Duke Prediction
The second-ranked Duke Blue Devils have won each of their last four games by at least 30 points. Will Duke hammer another opponent at home tonight as huge favorites against the Princeton Tigers?
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Cameron Indoor Stadium at 6PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Blue Devils are a 31-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 155 points. As of Tuesday morning, 69 percent of public bets are siding with host Duke. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Tigers post win over Iona
All five starters scored in double figures Saturday for Princeton in an 85-81 win over Iona in the Air Force Reserve Hall of Fame Boardwalk Classic. Jaelin Llewellyn helped lead the way with 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting plus eight assists and three rebounds. Devin Cannady also scored 22 points to go with four rebounds and four steals. Jose Morales tallied 12 points plus five assists. Richmond Aririguzoh registered 10 points and five rebounds. Myles Staphens added 10 points and three boards. The Tigers (5-4) led 55-50 at halftime to secure the win.
Blue Devils cruise past Yale
Duke dominated visiting Yale Saturday to the tune of 91-58 to improve to 9-1 on the season. The Blue Devils led by nine at halfime and then outscored the visitors 50-26 after the break. R.J. Barrett paced Duke with 30 points on 9-of-19 shooting plus seven rebounds and six assists. Zion Williamson contributed 20 points, eight boards, four assists and two steals. Cam Reddish added 10 points, four steals, three rebounds and three steals. Duke shot 30-of-61 from the floor in the win, although it was only 5-of-21 from 3-point range and 20-of-31 at the charity stripe.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall. Princeton is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games versus the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Blue Devils are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games versus Ivy League opponents. Duke is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 home games.
I highly doubt Princeton can make this any sort of interesting against the powerful Blue Devils, but 31 is still a huge spread and two games ago they defeated a Hartford team I rate slightly worse by 30 at home. It's not that Duke can't smoke any opponent on any night, but I just think Princeton can find a way to stay within the huge number even if it takes garbage time. Duke also has a matchup against an unbeaten Texas Tech squad two days later and could be caught looking ahead a bit.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: PRINCETON TIGERS +31