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Duke Looks to Continue March Momentum vs Troy

The Duke Blue Devils are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against teams in the Sun Belt Conference. The Blue Devils will face this year's Sun Belt champion Troy Trojans on Friday.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in four of Duke's last five games.
  • Duke is 2-5 ATS in its last seven games as a favorite of 19.0 or less.
  • Troy is 6-0 SU in its last six games in March.

Duke's 4-0 SU and ATS run through the ACC to a conference championship has erased any doubts about the form this team will be in this March. The path to an ACC tournament win wasn't easy and went through Louisville, North Carolina and Notre Dame, but the Blue Devils passed the test with flying colors. Jayson Tatum hit a groove with 22 points per game over Duke's 4-0 run.

Troy hasn't lost in the month of March, compiling a 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS run over its last six games, including a 4-0 SU and ATS run through the Sun Belt tournament to earn an automatic bid. In 26 games since December 17, the Trojans have been a consistent moneymaker for their backers with a 19-7 ATS record.

The Trojans have been particularly strong as an underdog play, going 11-2 ATS with six outright upsets in their last 13 games as a dog.

Troy Trojans vs Duke Blue Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Troy Trojans will look to cover the spread vs the Duke Blue Devils on Friday, as the Trojans are 20-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Blue Devils are 15-18-1 ATS. Troy is 19-13 against the total, while Duke is 17-17 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 68-ranked Duke Blue Devils and the No. 67-rated Troy Trojans in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Troy is ranked No. 87 in NCAA basketball at 36.94 per game. Contrast that with Duke's No. 115 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duke is the No. 78-ranked team in the country at 8.23 per game, while Troy rates No. 66 at 8.5 per game.

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Jordan Varnado scored 18 points leading the Trojans to a 59-53 victory over Texas State at Lakefront Arena on Sunday.

The Blue Devils got 19 points from Jayson Tatum as Duke ran past Notre Dame 75-69 on Saturday at Barclays Center.

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