Michigan State at Duke - 11/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan State Spartans (4-3) at Duke Blue Devils (6-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Michigan State Spartans and Duke Blue Devils meet Tuesday night in college basketball action at the Cameron Indoor Stadium on ESPN.
The Michigan State Spartans look for a statement victory to build on their OK 4-3 start to the season. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 71 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Miles Bridges is averaging 17.4 points and 2.3 assists while Eron Harris is averaging 12.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Nick Ward is the third double-digit scorer and Matt McQuaid is grabbing two rebounds. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 60.2 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan State Spartans are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans have won four of their last five road games.
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The Duke Blue Devils look to keep the ball rolling in hopes of building on their 6-1 start to the CBB season. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 85.6 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Luke Kennard is averaging 17.1 points and 3.9 assists while Grayson Allen is averaging 16.1 points and 5.6 rebounds. Frank Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Amile Jefferson is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Duke Blue Devils are allowing 25.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The Duke Blue Devils have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Spartans are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Blue Devils are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big Ten and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Duke and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings overall.
This seems like a ton of points to give a talented Michigan State team, but this will be the first time these young Spartans play a true road game. Oh, and Cameron Indoor is arguably the toughest place to play in college basketball. Not to mention the Spartans lack overall depth and have had some close calls already with a near loss to Florida Gulf Coast and a blowout loss to Baylor after leading by double digits at one point. Duke's balance, scoring depth and help from the home crowd should result in a Blue Devils double-digit victory.