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Hampton Huge Underdogs to Duke in West

Ten years ago, Hampton did the unthinkable, upsetting second-seeded Iowa as a 15 seed.

Very few bracket contestants and even fewer bettors give them a chance to pull the same stunt against No. 1 Duke Friday in the East Regional.
However, Pirate bettors get 22 points to play with, as Duke fans continue to bet their team even as 22-point chalk.

The MEAC champions don't have the size, skill or experience to hang with Duke, but can the Pirates stay within three touchdowns? That is the question.

View Hampton vs Duke Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Blue Devils as 22.5-point favorites in this matchup. The best UNDER line was at Sports Interaction yesterday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Devils at No. 5 and the Pirates at No. 119 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 85-74 result in favor of the Blue Devils.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Duke's No. 26-rated squad against Hampton's No. 132-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Duke rates No. 30 in the country with 8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 131 nationally with 6.5 per match.

Defensively, Hampton features the nation's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.9 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 nationally in scoring at home.

Hampton was a 60-55 winner in their most recent outing against Morgan State. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites.

Last time out for Duke, they were a 75-58 winner as they battled North Carolina. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite.

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing North Carolina are 7-3
After a win are 8-2


A few Pirates at Blue Devils trends to consider:
Duke is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Duke's last 9 games

 

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