Arizona State vs. Duke College Basketball Betting

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

College basketball betting favors Duke on Wednesday as they play Arizona State in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden in New York.

This NCAA basketball betting matchup can be seen on ESPN 2 on Wednesday night. College basketball betting gives Duke a lot of respect and so do the national polls. The Blue Devils are ranked ninth in the AP poll and eighth in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll. The Blue Devils are coming off a 104-67 college basketball betting win over Radford on Saturday. Nolan Smith and Andre Dawkins had 20 points each to lead Duke. Jon Scheyer added 18 points while Kyle Singler had 13.

Duke has been a very good team to follow in college basketball betting in this NIT Season Tip-Off.  Duke is 20-2 all-time in this tournament including 8-2 at Madison Square Garden. The Blue Devils have won 10 straight college basketball betting games in the tournament. Duke won the tourney in 1985, 2000 and 2005.  The Blue Devils have won four straight games and are 23-16 all-time against Pac-10 opponents.

Duke is led in scoring this NCAA basketball betting season by Nolan Smith who is averaging 22 points per game. The Blue Devils scored 104 points on Saturday and turned it over only eight times. The Blue Devils have had less than 10 turnovers in each of the last two college basketball betting games. Duke has scored over 90 points in three of the first four games this NCAA basketball betting year. The Blue Devils have outrebounded the opposition in all four games and had 10 or less turnovers in each of the last two games.   They have forced 61 turnovers on the year and outscored the opposition 197-107 in the first half.

Wednesday has not been one of the better days for Duke in college basketball betting. The Blue Devils are 7-15-1 in NCAA basketball betting in their last 23 Wednesday games.

Seven of the last nine Arizona State neutral site games have gone over the college basketball betting total.  The last four Duke games against Pac-10 teams have gone under in college basketball betting.  Six of the last eight Duke non-conference games have gone over the college basketball betting number.  Five of the last seven Duke games have gone over in college basketball betting.  This will be the first-ever meeting between Arizona State and Duke in college basketball betting.

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