Wisconsin vs. Duke - 4/6/15 National Championship Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (36-3) at Duke Blue Devils (34-4)
College Basketball: Monday, April 6, 2015 at 9:18 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils 0 -- Over/Under: 140.5 See the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers and Duke Blue Devils meet Monday night in the NCAA Tournament Championship.
The Wisconsin Badgers have won 11 straight and are coming off a win over Kentucky. On the season, Wisconsin is averaging 72.7 points on 48.1 percent shooting and is allowing 57.9 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Frank Kaminsky is averaging 18.7 points and 8.1 rebounds while Sam Dekker is averaging 13.9 points and 5.4 rebounds. Nigel Hayes is the third double-digit scorer and Bronson Koenig is dishing 2.4 assists. The Wisconsin Badgers have five players averaging at least 8.5 points, and they’re shooting 76.6 percent from the line and 36.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Wisky is allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in six of its last 10 games.
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The Duke Blue Devils have lost once since February and are coming off a win over Michigan State. On the season, Duke is averaging 79.6 points on 50.2 percent shooting and is allowing 64.2 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.5 points and 8.6 rebounds while Quinn Cook is averaging 15.6 points and 2.7 assists. Justise Winslow is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Tyus Jones is dishing 5.7 assists. The Duke Blue Devils have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.6 percent from the line and 38.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Duke is allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 61 or less points in five straight games.
The Badgers are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Blue Devils are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games.
I've said all year that Wisconsin is the best team in the country, and the Badgers kind of already proved that with their win over Kentucky. I really like Duke, but I just get the feeling that this is Wisky's season. The Badgers can match Duke offensively and are smart enough defensively to give the Blue Devils fits. I like the Badgers to win this years title.
See you guys next season!