Michigan State vs Duke Prediction NCAAB Picks 11/14

Michigan State vs Duke Prediction NCAAB Picks 11/14

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Duke vs. Michigan State: Clash at the United Center

The basketball excitement continues as the Duke Blue Devils (1-1) face off against the Michigan State Spartans (1-1) in the highly anticipated State Farm Champions Classic. Set to take place on November 14, 2023, at 5:00 PM in Chicago's United Center, this neutral-site matchup promises intense competition and strategic gameplay.

 

Duke vs Michigan State Odds

Team Point Spread Moneyline Total
Duke Blue Devils -3.5 (-110) -155 O 142.5 (-110)
Michigan State Spartans +3.5 (-110) +130 U 142.5 (-110)

 

Team Reviews

Duke Blue Devils (1-1)

Duke enters the game following a close encounter with Arizona, resulting in a 78-73 loss. Despite the defeat, K. Filipowski showcased his scoring prowess, averaging an impressive 25.0 points per game with an 85.7% free throw percentage. Duke's rebounding and defensive capabilities, led by Filipowski and T. Proctor, make them a formidable opponent.

However, Duke's recent loss adds motivation, and they aim to bounce back with a victory against Michigan State.

Last 5 Games:

  • vs ARIZ: L78-73
  • vs DART: W92-54
  • vs TENN: L65-52
  • vs ORU: W74-51
  • vs UVA: W59-49

Michigan State Spartans (1-1)

Michigan State enters the matchup with a balanced performance, securing a 74-51 victory against USI. T. Walker leads the team with 24.5 points per game, providing a strong offensive presence. J. Akins contributes significantly in rebounds, showcasing the Spartans' versatility.

The Spartans aim to build on their recent win and pose a challenge for Duke at the neutral site.

Last 5 Games:

  • vs USI: W74-51
  • vs JMU: L79-76 OT
  • vs KSU: L98-93 OT
  • vs MARQ: W69-60
  • vs USC: W72-62

 

Prediction

In this neutral-site clash at the United Center, Duke is poised to bounce back and secure a victory against Michigan State. The -4.5 points spread in favor of Duke reflects their determination to overcome the recent setback and assert their dominance.

K. Filipowski's scoring ability and Duke's overall team performance make them favorites in this matchup. Michigan State, despite a solid start, may struggle against Duke's offensive firepower and defensive prowess.

Considering Duke's strong motivation to redeem themselves and the neutral playing field eliminating any home advantage, we predict Duke not only to win but also to cover the -3.5 points spread. Expect an intense and closely contested game with Duke emerging victorious.

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Pick: Duke -3.5 -110

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