Pick 6: Duke Moneyline -245 (Fanduel)
Get ready to cash in! Duke are the obvious favorites in their opening round matchup against Oral Roberts and we’re gonna show you why.
Duke Blue Devils (26-8, 14-6 ACC) are rolling into the NCAA Tournament with a nine game winning streak and they’re ready to dominate against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (30-4, 18-0 Summit League). Duke have a 25-4 record when they’ve been the favorite in a game and their 24.9 defensive rebounds per game, led by Kyle Filipowski with 6.4, makes them a force to be reckoned with.
On the other hand, Oral Roberts have been undefeated in the Summit League, with a record of 18-0, and Max Abmas with his 3.9 assists per game is a huge factor in their offense. But the Golden Eagles have been 0-4 when they’ve been the underdog this season, and that could be their downfall against the Blue Devils.
Duke have been putting in the work all season and Jeremy Roach has been killing it with his 34.1% from beyond the arc and 1.4 made 3-pointers per game. Roach also averages 13.3 points and 3.1 assists per game, while Filipowski has been shooting 49.5% and averaging 15.3 points over the past 10 games. Abmas has been averaging 22.2 points and 3.9 assists for the Golden Eagles, but it won’t be enough to beat Duke.
Duke have the momentum, the experience, and the stats to win convincingly against Oral Roberts and it’s time to cash in on the Blue Devils. Duke have a 25-4 record when they’ve been the favorite and they’ve been showin’ up in the ACC, with a 12-2 record in non-conference play. Oral Roberts have been 0-4 when they’ve been the underdog this season, so Duke have a clear advantage in this matchup. Get ready to make some money and bet on Duke to take home the win in their NCAA opening round game against Oral Roberts.