Champ Week Las Vegas Odds & ATS NCAA Basketball Predictions: Duke Blue Devils vs Louisville Cardinals
Thursday, March 09, 2017
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Champ Week Las Vegas Odds & ATS NCAA Basketball Predictions: Duke Blue Devils vs Louisville Cardinals

Duke Blue Devils vs. Louisville Cardinals

Blue Devils: 24-8 (5-1 N)
Cardinals: 24-7 (3-1 N)
When: 2:00 PM ET, Thursday, March 9, 2017
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
TV: ESPN, ACC Network

The No. 5 seed Duke Blue Devils took the first step towards a successful march in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament by disposing of Clemson on Wednesday in a 79-72 victory. It will obviously get tougher as they prepare to meet the fourth-seeded Louisville Cardinals on Thursday at the Barclays Arena in Brooklyn.

Aside from Notre Dame whom they beat 71-64 in their regular season finale which gave the Cardinals a double-bye in this ACC tournament, Louisville has demonstrated its vulnerability against the cream of the crop by losing six of their seven overall losses against ranked opponents.

One of the wins against a Top-25 team though, was against the Blue Devils in a 78-69 home win back on January 14 but the Blue Devils were missing the huge presence of Amile Jefferson in this affair and the senior forward will be on hand for Thursday’s affair which could make a significant difference.

Also, the Blue Devils were without Coach Mike Krzyzewski in this affair and his mere presence and savvy game adjustments could make the difference for Duke to pull off the upset. The winner of this Quarterfinals will either face North Carolina or Miami on Friday night.

BetOnline has the Louisville listed as 2½-point favorites and the game's total is sitting at 147½.

Duke Blue Devils vs. Louisville Cardinals Champ Week Las Vegas Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
713 Duke
147½
714 Louisville
-1
  Moneyline
+120/-140

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Last time out for Louisville, they were a 71-64 winner as they battled Fighting Irish at home. They failed to cover in the match as a -7.5-point favorite.

In their last action, Duke was a 79-72 winner at home against Tigers. They covered the -6.5-point spread as favorites.

Duke Blue Devils vs. Louisville Cardinals Champ Week Las Vegas Odds & Trends

Duke:
Duke is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Duke is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Duke's last 19 games

Louisville:
Louisville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Louisville is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Louisville's last 9 games

ATS NCAA Basketball Predictions: Duke +2 at BetOnline

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