College Basketball Picks: Duke Blue Devils vs. Davidson Wildcats
The Duke Blue Devils (12-0) have won 16 consecutive games when opening up a new calendar year, which is an important statistic to consider when making your NCAA basketball picks on Wednesday night, as they prepare to take on the Davidson Wildcats (7-5) at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Sports bettors will find that the Blue Devils are 12.5-point neutral-site favorites in the college basketball betting odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 149 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this non-conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering a prediction on the total along the way.
Duke Blue Devils
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The Duke Blue Devils rely heavily on their starting unit, which leads the nation in averaging 70.8 points per game.
Sports bettors will find that the Blue Devils are 5-0 against the spread (ATS) on a neutral floor this year, but are 0-2 ATS in that situation when laying 12.5 to 15 points since 2010.
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The Davidson Wildcats have failed to live up to expectations this year in starting out with a 7-5 record, considering they returned all five starters and their top eight scorers from the 2011-12 campaign.
Sports bettors will find that the Wildcats are 2-1 ATS as underdogs this year, while the OVER is 2-0 in that situation.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the OVER as one of their college basketball picks on Wednesday, as the Blue Devils have gone above the number in three of four opportunities on a neutral floor.
College Basketball Pick: Over 149