After getting bounced in their opening game of the NCAA Tournament last season the Duke Blue Devils will be looking for a better result this year as they hit the hardwood as the No. 1 seed in the South Region on Friday night against the No. 16 Robert Morris Colonials.
Duke was a No. 3 seed at the NCAA Tournament last season, and they lost 78-71 to No. 14 Mercer in the Round of 64. That has the Blue Devils at 0-3 ATS in their last three Round of 64 games, and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 tournament-opening contests.
Robert Morris will be a big underdog against Duke, earning their trip to this game by getting past North Florida 81-77 in a First Four matchup on Wednesday night. The Colonials won the Northeast conference tournament this season, going 19-14 SU and 5-3 ATS on the season.
Robert Morris Colonials vs Duke Blue Devils Odds and Stats.
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The Robert Morris Colonials will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Friday; they are 7-4 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Duke Blue Devils are 18-14-1 ATS. Robert Morris Colonials are 5-4 on betting the total; Duke Blue Devils are 18-13.
The Duke Blue Devils sit at No. 10 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds – VSB
, while the Robert Morris Colonials sit at No. 166 on the same chart.
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Lucky Jones scored 21 points leading the Colonials to a 81-77 victory over North Florida at Dayton Arena on Wednesday.
Jahlil Okafor went off for 28 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Notre Dame handed Duke a 74-64 defeat at Greensboro Coliseum.