The favorites to win the 2017 NCAAB championship, the Duke Blue Devils, will get their season underway tonight against the Marist Red Foxes – a game in which Duke is a massive, massive favorite.
- Duke is missing two five-star frontcourt players.
- Marist was 9-4 ATS on the road last year.
- These teams have never matched up in Division I men’s basketball action.
Although it’s a new team with some new starters, things tend to stay pretty steady in Durham with Mike Krzyzewski at the helm. That said, the huge spread the Blue Devils will face Friday night may prove to be too many points. Despite winning four of its first five games last season, Duke didn’t cover a spread until its sixth and finished with an ATS record well below .500.
Duke is dealing with multiple injuries to the projected starting five and most notably will be without first-year center Marques Bolden. This will likely put a lot of the offensive pressure on Grayson Allen and he may not be able to do it all himself. Marist was actually pretty good against the spread last year and managed to cover in every game in which they were bigger than 10-point underdogs.
The computer is projecting this game stays UNDER and that Duke comes up over 10 points short of covering.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Marist Red Foxes opened as 28.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds – Shark
, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).
Marist Red Foxes vs Duke Blue Devils Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Duke Blue Devils currently sport a 25-11 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-19-1 ATS. The Marist Red Foxes are 7-23 and 13-11-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Duke Blue Devils produce a 15-20 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Marist Red Foxes have gone 14-11 against the totals betting line.
The Power Rankings at Odds – Shark
show No. 288-rated Marist Red Foxes taking on the No. 66-rated Duke Blue Devils in this contest.
Offensively, the game matches up Duke’s No. 15 nationally ranked offense (81.11 points per game) against a Marist Red Foxes defense that sits as the No. 241 at 78.67 PPG. The Duke Blue Devils have been averaging 46.04% from the field, more than the Red Foxes have managed so far this season (42.21% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Red Foxes endured a 81-63 loss at the hands of the Jaspers on Thursday, despite a 19-point effort from Khallid Hart at Times Union Center.
Duke suffered a 82-68 loss against Oregon on Thursday, getting 24 points from Brandon Ingram in a losing effort at Honda Center.
- Marist is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Marist is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Marist’s last 13 games
- Marist is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Duke is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
- Duke is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Duke’s last 13 games
- Duke is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Marist at Rhode Island, Monday, November 14th
Duke at Grand Canyon, Saturday, November 12th