Yale vs. Duke - 3/19/16 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Yale Bulldogs (23-6) at Duke Blue Devils (24-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 2:40 pm (Dunkin Donuts Center)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -6 -- Over/Under: 146 See the Latest Odds
The Yale Bulldogs and Duke Blue Devils meet Saturday in the NCAA Tournament at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
The Yale Bulldogs look for another win after beating Baylor on Thursday. The Yale Bulldogs are averaging 74.6 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 63.9 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Makai Mason is averaging 16.3 points and 3.7 assists while Justin Sears is averaging 15.9 points and 7.4 rebounds. Brandon Sherrod is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Victor is dishing 2.5 assists. The Yale Bulldogs are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Yale Bulldogs are 2-0 on neutral courts this season.
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The Duke Blue Devils look for another win after beating UNC Wilmington on Thursday. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 81.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Grayson Allen is averaging 21.6 points and 3.6 assists while Brandon Ingram is averaging 16.9 points and 6.9 rebounds. Luke Kennard is dishing 1.5 assists and Matt Jones is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Blue Devils are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Duke Blue Devils are 4-3 this season on neutral courts.
The Bulldogs are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 neutral site games and 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Blue Devils are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
I had Yale beating Baylor, so I know jut how good the Bulldogs are. However, Duke is an elite offensive team that's going to put big time pressure on the Bulldogs to make shots a little more consistent than what they're used to. Look for Duke to pull away in the second half and cover this number.