The top two teams in the South Region will battle for a berth in the Final Four on Sunday as the No. 1 Duke Blue Devils go up against the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs in Elite Eight March Madness betting action at the sportsbooks at NRG Stadium.
The Blue Devils knocked out No. 5 Utah in the Sweet 16 on Friday night, beating the Utes by a score of 63-57 and just managing to cover the 5-point spread in the contest for their supporters. The Bulldogs beat No. 11 UCLA in their Sweet 16 game, winning that contest 74-62 as an 8.5-point favorite.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Gonzaga Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Sunday; they are 19-14-2 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Duke Blue Devils are 21-14-1 ATS. Gonzaga Bulldogs are 19-12-2 on betting the total; Duke Blue Devils are 18-16.
This college basketball game matches up the No. 10 (Duke) and the No. 12 (Gonzaga) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.
How Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Duke Blue Devils Stats Matchup
Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Gonzaga is ranked No. 18 in NCAA basketball at 37.92 per game. Contrast that with Duke’s No. 36 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duke is the No. 41-ranked team in the country at 7.47 per game, while Gonzaga rates No. 63 at 7.08 per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Gonzaga got 18 points from Przemek Karnowski en route to a 74-62 victory over UCLA on Friday at NRG Stadium.
The Blue Devils got a 21-point performance from Justise Winslow, who added 10 rebounds, as Duke ran past Utah 63-57 on Friday at NRG Stadium.