Houston vs Duke Prediction Sweet 16 Picks 3/29

Houston vs Duke Prediction Sweet 16 Picks 3/29

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Men's Basketball Championship - South Region - Sweet 16: Duke vs. Houston Preview

Get ready for an intense showdown as the Duke Blue Devils (26-8) take on the Houston Cougars (32-4) in the Sweet 16. Tune in to CBS on March 29, 2024, at 6:39 PM, from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX, to catch all the action.

 

Team Reviews

Duke Blue Devils (26-8)

The Duke Blue Devils had a solid season, finishing with a 26-8 record. K. Filipowski leads the team with 16.6 points per game, and Duke has shown resilience and skill throughout the campaign.

In recent games, the Blue Devils demonstrated their potential with convincing victories over JMU and UVM. As they gear up for the Sweet 16, Duke aims to maintain their momentum and secure a spot in the Elite Eight.

 

Houston Cougars (32-4)

The Houston Cougars had an exceptional season, concluding with a 32-4 record. L.J. Cryer leads the team with 15.5 points per game, and Houston possesses a balanced and talented roster.

Following recent victories against TA&M and LONG, the Cougars are determined to showcase their prowess in the Sweet 16. With aspirations of advancing further in the tournament, they are prepared for a challenging matchup against Duke.

 

Prediction

The Houston Cougars with a -4.5 point spread are the pick for this matchup. Here's why:

Houston has been dominant throughout the season, boasting an impressive 32-4 record and demonstrating their ability to handle tough opponents.

Duke, while formidable, has faced challenges against strong defensive teams, and Houston's defensive prowess could pose significant problems for the Blue Devils.

With home-court advantage and a talented roster, Houston is favored to cover the spread and secure a victory over Duke in the Sweet 16 matchup.

 

Pick: Houston -4.5 Points

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