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Duke vs. Princeton - 12/18/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Princeton Tigers (5-4) at Duke Blue Devils (9-1)
Date & Time Tuesday December 18, 2018, 6:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -30 -- Over/Under: 153.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Princeton Tigers (5-4) at Duke Blue Devils (9-1)
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The Princeton Tigers and the Duke Blue Devils will meet up on the college basketball court Tuesday. 

Princeton rolls into this one at 5-4 on the year. The Tigers have rattled off victories against DeSales, Monmouth, Maine, George Washington and Iona so far this season. 

In the Gaels game, Princeton’s Jaelin Llewellyn and Devin Cannady each had 22 points to lead the team, and also came up with nine assists and seven rebounds between them. Jose Morales also chipped in 12 points for the Tigers. 

Over on the Duke side, they’re 9-1 this season. Aside from a loss to Gonzaga, the Devils have rolled through Kentucky, Army, Eastern Michigan, SDSU, Auburn, Indiana, Stetson, Hartford and Yale. 

In the Bulldogs game, Duke’s RJ Barrett led the scoring on 30 points, six assists and seven rebounds, while Zion Williamson had another strong game with 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists. 

The Tigers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 versus the ACC and 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 following an ATS win. Princeton is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 overall and 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 following a straight-up win. 

Meanwhile, the Devils are 7-0 ATS in their last seven versus the Ivy League and 5-1 ATS in their last six Tuesday games. Duke is 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games and the under is 3-0-1 in their last four overall. 

Princeton has a pretty good scoring setup this year, and they’ve been putting up some nice points totals on a regular basis. 

That said, Duke is Duke, and they’ve been steamrolling lesser competition without much thought lately. I have to stick with the Blue Devils here.

Pick:
Duke Blue Devils -30

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