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Duke vs. Colorado State - 11/8/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Duke vs. Colorado State
Date & Time Friday November 8, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Durham, NC
The Line
Duke Blue Devils -23.5 . Total 146.5
TV Channel
ACCN
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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado State Rams travel to Cameron Indoor to face off with the 4th ranked Duke Blue Devils.  The Rams are (1-0) on the season, having beat Denver 74-63 to open the season.  The Blue Devils (1-0) beat 3rd ranked Kansas to open the season, 68-66.

In the win over Denver, the Rams were led by Kris Martin with 18 points.  Maartin was 7 of 23 from the floor.   Adam Thistlewood added 15 points and 9 rebounds.  The Rams shot 46% from the floor and 30% from 3 point range.  Colorado State shot 26 free throw attempts, making 21 of them.  The Rams out rebounded Denver 35 to 30.

Duke was guided offensively by Tre Jones with 15 points in the win over Kansas.  The Blue Devils saw 4 of their starting 5 finish in double figures.  Cassius Stanley added 13 points and 2 steals in the win.  The Blue Devils struggled from the floor in the game.  The Blue Devils shot 36% from the floor and 33% from deep.  The one bright spot for Duke was their defense.  The Blue Devils had 11 steals and forced 28 Jayhawks turnovers.  Duke trailed by as many as 9 in the game.

Recent Betting Trends:

Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Rams are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.

Under is 6-1 in Rams last 7 overall.

Blue Devils are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Blue Devils are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Mountain West.

The under is 4-0 in Blue Devils last 4 vs. Mountain West.

Both teams opened the season with wins, but the competition level is quite noticeable in the two games.  Duke is a big favorite for good reason.  However, the under has been profitable for both of these teams in their respected situations.  The Rams only allowed 63 points and the Blue Devils only allowed 66. The Blue Devils defense should be all over the Rams, which should force some Rams mistakes.  Final score prediction, Duke will win and the total goes under, 83-59.    

Pick:
Under 146.5
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