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Duke Winning, But Still Not Covering

Duke continues to get by, but it has been by the thinnest of margins. These overly close affairs have made the Blue Devils fade-worthy, as they are 0-6 ATS in their past six games. Duke will enter the second round as favorites when they take on upset-hungry Yale Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • Duke has won their past five games in the second round of March Madness.
  • Yale is 4-0 ATS in their past four games in the month of March.
  • Duke is 7-2 SU in their past nine games in the month of March.

It may have been their first tournament appearance in more than half a century, but you would not have guessed it after Yale upset Baylor in their Round of 64 matchup. Makai Mason was the key cog to the offensive output for the Bulldogs as the sophomore scored a career-high 31 points, including scoring six of the team’s final nine points.

It was a shaky start for Duke when they took on UNC-Wilmington, but bounced-back in a big way in the second half. The Blue Devils shot 68 percent from the floor and went to the line an astounding 30 times in the final 20 minutes of their 93-85 victory. The duo of Grayson Allen and Brandon Ingram combined for 43 points and 19 rebounds for Duke in that game.

Yale Bulldogs vs Duke Blue Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Duke Blue Devils sport a record of 24-10 and 14-18-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Yale Bulldogs have 23-6 and 12-6-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-18 for the Duke Blue Devils and 12-8 for the Yale Bulldogs.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 66-rated Duke Blue Devils and the No. 12-ranked Yale Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Duke has the nation's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 81.79 PPG. The visiting Yale Bulldogs defense ranks No. 17 allowing on average 63.55 PPG. The Blue Devils FG% has averaged 46.1% so far, less than the Duke Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Baylor was victimized by Makai Mason for 31 points as the Bulldogs defeated the Bears 79-75 in college hoops action on Thursday.

Grayson Allen scored 23 points and helped out with 23 rebounds for Duke on Thursday, leading the Blue Devils to a 93-85 victory over UNC Wilmington at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Betting Trends
  • Yale is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Yale is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Yale's last 6 games
  • Duke is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Duke is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Duke's last 11 games

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