Duke vs. Elon - 12/15/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Elon Phoenix (5-4) at Duke Blue Devils (8-0)
College Basketball: Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -32 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Duke Blue Devils and the Elon Phoenix face off on Monday at Cameron Indoor Stadium in college basketball action.
The Duke Blue Devils are 8-0 this season and they are ranked number two in the nation. Duke has been dominant this season averaging 89.1 points and they are shooting 53.9 percent from the floor including 40 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 60.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.1 points and 7.6 rebounds to lead the Blue Devils. Quinn Cook is averaging 15.2 points, Justise Winslow is averaging 12 points and 4.6 rebounds, and Tyus Jones is averaging 10.5 points and 5.8 assists. Duke is 4-0 at home so far this season.
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The Elon Phoenix are 5-4 this season and they are coming off of a loss to Missouri in their last game. Elon is averaging 67.6 points and they are shooting 39.4 percent from the floor while defensively Elon is allowing 70 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Luke Eddy leads the Phoenix averaging 13.6 points per game. Tanner Samson is averaging 13.3 points and 5.2 rebounds, Elijah Bryant is averaging 11.4 points, and Kevin Blake is averaging 7.0 points. Elon is 1-2 on the rad and none of their wins have come against a team with a RPI better than 200.
Duke is 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread, 5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games. Elon is 7-0 against the spread in their last eight road games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, and 3-10 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
The line here is gigantic but Duke is that good and while I feel almost nuts saying it, I am going to lay the 32 with Duke.