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Duke vs. Yale - 12/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Yale Bulldogs (4-2) at Duke Blue Devils (8-1)
Date & Time Saturday December 8, 2018, 5:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -24.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN
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NCAA BB | Yale Bulldogs (4-2) at Duke Blue Devils (8-1)
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The Yale Bulldogs and Duke Blue Devils meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Yale Bulldogs look for a big road win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Yale Bulldogs are averaging 87.5 points on 51.4 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Miye Oni is averaging 18.8 points and 5.7 rebounds while Jordan Bruner is averaging 13 points and 3.2 assists. Alex Copeland is the third double-digit scorer and Azar Swain is grabbing four rebounds. The Yale Bulldogs are shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Yale Bulldogs are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game. The Yale Bulldogs have lost two of their last three road games.

The Duke Blue Devils look for another victory to build on their solid 8-1 start to the season. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 93.1 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.6 points on 37.6 percent shooting. RJ Barrett is averaging 23.6 points and 7.2 rebounds while Zion Williamson is averaging 20.4 points and 2.2 assists. Cam Reddish is the third double-digit scorer and Tre Jones is dishing six assists. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.1 percent from the free throw line. The Duke Blue Devils are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Duke Blue Devils have won 10 straight home games.

The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Blue Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Ivy League and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games. The under is 6-1-1 in Blue Devils last 8 overall. The over is 4-1 in Bulldogs last 5 overall.

The Duke Blue Devils are as good as advertised, as they're outscoring teams by 26.6 points on the season and 35 points at home. Fading Duke isn't something you want to make a habit of. However, the Yale Bulldogs are pretty solid in their ownright, as they have four double-digit scorers and are loaded with experience. The Yale Bulldogs already beat Miami and Cal on the road, while taking Memphis to overtime. Yale won't be afraid of the bright lights and should be able to make this game somewhat interesting.

Pick:
Yale Bulldogs +24.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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