Duke vs. Furman - 11/26/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Furman Paladins (1-2) at Duke Blue Devils (5-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -39 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Duke Blue Devils and the Furman Paladins face off on Wednesday in Cameron Indoor Stadium in college basketball action.
The Duke Blue Devils are off to a 5-0 start and are ranked second in the nation. Duke is averaging 89.4 points and they are shooting 51.8 percent from the floor and 41.7 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they allow 57.4 points and their opponents shoot 40 percent from the floor. Quinn Cook leads Duke averaging 17 points and 4.2 assists per game. Jahil Okafor is averaging 15.8 points and 8.0 rebounds, Justise Winslow is averaging 15.4 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Tyus Jones is averaging 9.2 points. Coach K looks to have one of the better teams he has ever had at Duke.
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The Furman Paladins are 1-2 this season eating Appalachian State and losing to College of Charleston and UC Davis. Furman is averaging 59.7 points and they are shooting 41.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 66 points and their opponents shoot 47.8 percent. Kris Acox is averaging 9.3 points and 8.0 Rebounds, Daniel Fowler is averaging 9.0 points, and Stephen Croone is averaging 13.5 points. Furman is going to have trouble stacking up in this one.
Duke is 5-0 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, 5-0 against the spread in their last five games, and 5-2 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Furman is 11-23 against the spread in their last 34 games, 5-2 against the spread following a loss, and 0-4 against the spread against the ACC.
It’s tough to believe Coach K will run up the score against Furman but at the same time, even if he clears the bench he still has a huge edge and even slowing it down won’t slow it enough so I will lay the bundle and take Duke.