Bet on the Duke vs Yale March Madness R32 Spread

Posted by Daniel Strum on March 18, 2016 in

There are certain schools that college basketball fans just love to hate for a number of different reasons. It’s fair to say that Duke and Yale are pretty high on the hated lists of most fans, simply because they are Ivy League schools were the perception is that money trumps everything. If you are one of those fans with a distaste for these programs, then Saturday is going to be a bit of a blessing and a curse. One of these teams is guaranteed to be sent packing out of the tournament, but since they are facing each other, one is also guaranteed to move on to the Sweet Sixteen. You have to put your emotions aside when wagering on this one, and simply go with the team that you believe has the best chance of moving on. I know who I’ve got in this one, if you do too head on over to our NCAA March Madness Odds page to hopefully make some cash.

How To Bet The Duke Vs Yale NCAAB March Madness R32 Odds, TV & Game Info

What: Yale Bulldogs at Duke Blue Devils
When: Saturday, March 19
Start: 2:40 PM ET
Where: Providence, Rhode Island
Stadium: Dunkin’ Donuts Center
Spread: Duke -6.5
Moneyline: Duke -208
Game Total: 146
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Radio: Yale at Duke

Why bet on the Duke Blue Devils

Duke (24-10, 11-7) came into the Tournament as the defending champion, but they quickly found out that repeating is not going to be easy. They had to fight every inch of the way against a plucky UNC Wilmington team in the round of 64, and they may well have been in real trouble were it not for a solid performance in the second half. Given that they are going to have to face better teams as the Tournament goes on, Duke are going to have to make sure that they don’t repeat the sloppy performance they put in during the first half of their opening game. The better teams will take advantage of that, and the Blue Devils won’t be able to find a way back. Duke are averaging 81.5 PPG, and are giving up 72.1 PPG.

Why bet on the Yale Bulldogs

Yale (23-6, 13-1) delivered one of the big surprises of the round of 64 when they took out #5 Baylor by a score of 79-75. The win by the Bulldogs was one that is going to give them a ton of confidence, and they have to be looking at how Duke played in the opening round and see a team that might well be there for the taking. If Yale are to get the win here, they are going to have to find a way to shut down Brandon Ingram, as he is the one player on Duke that can control the flow of the game. Getting out to a fast start, and getting Ingram in foul trouble are the keys to Yale moving on. The Bulldogs are averaging 75.2 PPG, and are giving up 63.1 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Beating one higher ranked team in the Tournament is tough, but doing it twice in a row is usually asking a little too much. Yale should keep this one close, but I think they will eventually come up a little short.

Duke Blue Devils 72 Yale Bulldogs 65