That should be the case again in the 2009 NCAA Tournament at a March Madness sportsbook. Let’s take a look at the Duke Blue Devils and some of the important stats to consider.
March Madness betting stats show that Duke is 1-8 against the March Madness betting line in their last 9 tournament games. Duke is always overvalued and laying too many points in March Madness betting. That will probably be the case again at the March Madness sportsbook this year. Duke has a great player in Gerald Henderson but they have not gotten enough out of Kyle Singler and Jon Scheyer on a regular basis. Head coach Mike Krzyzewski is a great coach but his team’s are always overvalued at a March Madness sportsbook. The key to the 2009 Duke team is three-point shooting. When the Blue Devils are shooting well they are nearly unbeatable but when they are off they are vulnerable.
Last year in the NCAA Tournament the Blue Devils barely survived the first round but didn’t cover the March Madness betting odds against Belmont and then they were eliminated in the second round by West Virginia. Duke went out in the first round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament while they lost in the third round of the 2006 tourney. It might seem that Duke always does well in the NCAA Tournament but history has shown that has not been the case.
The time to bet Duke in March Madness betting is when they are getting points. Duke is a poor favorite but a good underdog in March Madness betting. In the last 20+ years the Blue Devils are 6-3-1 against the March Madness betting pointspread when they are matched up against higher seeded teams. They have a below .500 record though against lower seeded teams which makes sense since Duke is popular in March Madness betting at a March Madness sportsbook.
Duke has had their most success in March Madness betting against teams from the Big 10 as they have gone 9-3 against the spread since 2005. They have been a very poor 1-5 against the SEC during that same time period.
As you get ready for your March Madness betting wagers this year in the NCAA Tournament remember some of these stats as they apply to Duke.
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