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Battle of the Brains: Yale vs Duke

Yale and Duke are two of the most prestigious academic institutions in the United States, but when it comes to perennial college basketball dominance the Blue Devils have significantly had the upper hand. Interestingly enough, Wednesday’s matchup between the two schools marks the first time they’ve met on the hardwood since 1973-74.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 9-3 in the Blue Devils' last 12 games.
  • The OVER is 5-0 in the Bulldogs' last 5 non-conference games.
  • The Blue Devils are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs Ivy League opponents.

The Blue Devils (4-1 SU) have been far from a safe bet this season, going 0-4 ATS for their backers in the early stages of the campaign. Duke’s perimeter defense has been a big reason their opponents have kept things close, as the Dukies are allowing opposing teams to shoot 41.4 percent on 3-pointers – a stat that ranks 328th in the nation.

Yale has been extremely dominant on the glass so far, which can only inspire confidence ahead of their date with the powerhouse Blue Devils. The Bulldogs have limited opponents to 25 rebounds per game, the 10th fewest in the country.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Yale Bulldogs were listed as 14-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Yale Bulldogs vs Duke Blue Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Duke Blue Devils sport a record of 4-1 and 0-4 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Yale Bulldogs have 3-1 and 2-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-2 for the Duke Blue Devils and 2-0 for the Yale Bulldogs.

This game puts the Duke Blue Devils, most recently No. 7 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Yale Bulldogs, who rate No. 32 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Yale Bulldogs rank No. 80 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 40.75 per game. That compares with Duke’s No. 121 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Duke is college basketball's No. 85-ranked team at 8 per game, while the Yale Bulldogs rate No. 78 with 8 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

 

Betting Trends
  • Yale is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
  • Yale is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Duke is 22-2 SU in its last 24 games
  • Duke is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Yale at Albany, Sunday, November 29th
Duke at Utah State, Sunday, November 29th

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