Duke Blue Devils (8-0) at Indiana Hoosiers (4-2)
College basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 9:30 pm (Branch McCraken Court at Assembly Hall)
Line and Odds: Indiana Hoosiers +9.5 — Over/Under: 153.5
FREE College Basketball Pick Indiana Hoosiers vs. Duke Blue Devils
It’s a matchup of marquee names in the sport of college hoops in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in the Hoosier state. The #1 Duke Blue Devils are the visitors as they head west to face the Indiana Hoosiers Wednesday night.
Duke’s battle with Florida was highly entertaining as advertised. The PK80 Invitational was loaded with great talent and basketball and the Blue Devils did not disappoint in winning the Motion Bracket. Duke was trailing by four at the half but managed to grind the second half and outscore Florida 31-38 to grab the victory. Duke shot 43.9 percent from the floor and 10 of 23 from the three point line while winning the rebounding battle 43-36. The Blue Devil’s main advantage was at the free throw stripe, where they hit 19 of 20 to Florida’s 16 of 20; those three points made the difference in the game, literally. Marvin Bailey 111 continued to marvel people as a freshman, posting 30 points and 15 boards in the victory.
Archie Miller left Dayton to come to basketball addicted environs of Bloomington. Indiana has started the season 4-2 thanks to three consecutive wins over mid-major programs and now he gets to show his true colors in the spotlight by facing the #1 team in the country. The Hoosiers need a better showing than they had against Eastern Michigan if they want a chance against Duke. Indiana led Eastern Michigan by only five at the half before finally pulling away. Indiana shot 53.4 percent from the field and knocked down 12 of 21 three pointers in the matchup. The Hoosiers controlled the boards 37-29 and held Eastern Michigan to 42 percent from the field. Robert Johnson had 18 points to lead Indiana in the win.
Cover The Spread 365 College Basketball Betting Trends:
- 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall
- 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Big Ten
- The over is 6-2 in Duke last 8 vs. Big Ten
- 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games
- 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall
- 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs. Atlantic Coast
FREE College Prediction Indiana Hoosiers vs. Duke Blue Devils
This matchup is going to be very challenging for the Hoosiers who rely too much on perimeter shooting against Coach K’s zone defense to try and have a shot at the upset. Duke has show grit and character in the Invitational, rallying to oust Texas in overtime and then battling with a fellow top 10 squad in Florida. Indiana is not ready for this stage this early in the season, look for Duke toque up with the victory and remain unbeaten.