Elon vs Duke College Basketball Betting Preview

Elon vs Duke College Basketball Betting Preview

Written by on December 27, 2015

The reigning NCAAB lines champions are looking to get back to the big game this season, and have gotten things off to a pretty decent start in their defense of the title. The Duke Blue Devils have another home game at the Cameron Indoor Arena coming up on Monday, December 28, and it is the Elon Phoenix who will be their visitors. The tip-off for this one is set for 8 PM EST on ESPNU.

Elon Vs Duke Blue College Basketball Betting Preview

You always expect the champions to come out on top in games like this, but you also have to expect that their opponents will raise their game to a higher level in order to try and dethrone them. That makes this one a very interesting proposition, and is just one of the many reasons why you should return to MyBookie.ag and take a look at the odd once they go live.

Why bet on the Elon Phoenix

While I understand that Elon have not had the most glamorous schedule in the world, you still have to be somewhat impressed by their 9-3 start to the season. This is a team that is not going to be a pushover, so Duke had better tread a little carefully here. This is a team that does a good job of covering, as they have managed to do so in 4 of their 5 games that were available to bet on. It should be noted that the one time they failed to cover this season was against a ranked Michigan team. The OVER hit on 3 of those 5 games, including the one against Michigan. Elon is averaging 80.4 PPG, and are giving up 77.5 PPG. 

Why bet on the Duke Blue Devils

Duke (9-2) are going to have to find a way to pick themselves up after a surprise OT loss at the hands of the Utah Utes. Prior to that, the only other loss that Duke had taken was against #2 ranked Kentucky in the very early part of the season. Duke are just 4-6-0 ATS this season, but all 4 of the games in which they covered came on home court. They started the season 0-4-0 ATS, so it’s easy to see which direction this trend is heading. The OVER/UNDER for Duke is split right down the middle at 5-5-0, and they are also 3-3-0 O/U at home. The Blue Devils are averaging 86.2 PPG, and are giving up 69.6 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Elon Phoenix could well end up being the team that has to deal with the chip that Duke is carrying on its shoulder after an unexpected loss. This should be a comfortable win for the Blue Devils on home court.My Prediction: Elon Phoenix 64 Duke Blue Devils 79