This is the part of the college basketball betting season where we get to see some rather unconventional match-ups in NCAA basketball, as all the teams continue playing non-conference foes. The big games are coming soon, but there are still some great betting opportunities out there until conference play begins. Duke will welcome in Georgia Southern from the Sun Belt on Tuesday, as they get back into action after an extended layoff.
A Closer Look At The Georgia Southern vs Duke College Basketball Betting Preview & TV InfoDate: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Time: 7:00 PM ET Venue: Cameron Indoor Stadium
Betting on the Duke Blue DevilsDuke (8-1) are once again among the favorites to win it all this year, but they have already been served notice by Kentucky, who beat the 74-63 in the very early part of the season. Despite that loss, Duke still find themselves atop the ACC standings, although they have some good company in these early stages. This is a game that the Blue Devils should have no problem winning, but there is always the possibility that they could come out a little bit rusty after a 9-day layoff. These games really serve as nothing more than a warm-up before Duke begins ACC play at the turn of the year. They seem to be rounding into form nicely, especially on defense, where they have held their last 3 opponents under 40% shooting. They are going to have to maintain that once conference play begins, as there are a number of teams who have some high-powered offenses that could pose some problems for Duke.
Betting on the Georgia Southern EaglesThe Georgia Southern Eagles (3-4) are in way over their heads in this one, and already have some pretty lopsided defeats on their schedule against teams that are a lot less talented than Duke. On paper, the 85 PPG that Georgia Southern are averaging looks pretty impressive, but the majority of those points were racked up against inferior opposition, including 116 points against Webber Int. and 104 points against Bob Jones. Take those two games out of the equation and you are left with a team that should really not be much of an offensive threat for Duke to handle. There has been a pretty long layoff for the Eagles, too, as their last outing was on December 2 when they fell 76-67 to Savannah State.Betting Trends
- Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke’s last 6 games
- Duke is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
- Georgia Southern is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road