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Phil Knight Invitational: Stage is Set for Duke-Texas in Round Two

Round two action at the Phil Knight Invitational features a pair of teams coming off close wins, as the Duke Blue Devils and Texas Longhorns collide in Portland.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Texas's last 15 games against the Atlantic Coast.
  • Texas is 3-0 ATS in its last three games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The total has gone OVER in Duke's last four games against teams with winning records.

Duke was down by as many as eight points before getting back into the thick of things in a 99-81 win over Portland State on Thursday thanks to 22 points from Trevon Duval and 18 from Marvin Bagley III. The Blue Devils have won all six of their games in 2017-18 by at least 17 points, but this one was a little closer than head coach Mike Krzyzewski would’ve liked.

The Longhorns had a poor first half against Butler but used a terrific defensive effort in the final two quarters to win 61-48. That’s become the norm for Texas, as the Longhorns haven’t allowed more than 60 points during their season-opening four-game winning streak. Mohamed Bamba has starred for the team this year by averaging 11.3 points, 10 rebounds and 4.3 blocks while shooting 13-of-22 from the floor.

Duke has had no issue facing Big 12 opponents of late, as the Blue Devils are 13-3 SU in their last 16 vs the Big 12.

Duke Blue Devils vs Texas Longhorns Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Duke Blue Devils have watched them go 6-0 and 3-2 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Texas Longhorns are at 4-0 and 2-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Texas Longhorns are 0-2, while the Duke Blue Devils have a 4-1 mark.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 250 (Texas) and the No. 12 (Duke) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Devils got 22 points from Trevon Duval as Duke ran past Portland State 99-81 on Thursday at Memorial Coliseum-OR.

Andrew Jones scored 16 points leading the Longhorns to a 61-48 victory over Butler at Memorial Coliseum-OR on Thursday.

Next Betting Matchups

Duke at Indiana, Wednesday, November 29th
Texas at Florida A&M, Wednesday, November 29th