Villanova versus Duke March Madness College Basketball Betting Preview

Villanova versus Duke March Madness College Basketball Betting Preview

Villanova versus Duke March Madness College Basketball

Thursday

Time: 9:55PM ET TV: CBS

LVSC opened the point spread at Duke the favorite as a 2-½ point favorite and the over under coming in at 148. There has been no movement on the point spread but the total has crept up a point to 149. Halftime bettors note that Duke allows 7 ½ more points in the second half than in the first half this season. Since Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski moved shooting guard John Scheyer to the point guard position he has averaged 19.7 points per game. The team has won 9 of their past 10 games and are better defensively after the point guard substitution. Duke is a hot team right now with a late season adjustment that has triggered success. Duke has shot 40% or better from the three point line in their past 5 games. Villanova played in their home city of Philadelphia during the first two rounds of the tournament. The Wildcats pounded UCLA in the round of 32 by 20 points. The Bruins were in a bad scheduling spot having played late into the night on Thursday and were forced to play the early tip 1PM ET game on Saturday. UCLA looked leg weary in defeat.

Trend: Duke is 9-1 straight up in their past 10 games

The Wagerline consensus has 54% of the bettors on Villanova +2 1/2