Duke vs Michigan State 11/14/17 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Duke Blue Devils vs. Michigan State Spartans
NCAAB: 7:00 PM EST
Nov. 14, 2017
Latest Odds : DUKE -2 Total 156
No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Michigan State give college basketball fans an exciting early-season matchup, as both teams look to be national championship contenders this season.
The Blue Devils (2-0) have cruised to easy wins against Elon and Utah Valley to begin the season. The former was by 29 points and the latter was by 30. Against the Wolverines on Saturday, Duke shot 53.4 percent from the field and knocked down 10 3-pointers en route to the win. Marvin Bagley III put up 24 points with 10 rebounds.
Bagley, a freshman forward from Phoenix, put up 25 points and 10 rebounds in the first game against Elon. It's been a promising start for one of the most talented newcomers on the national college basketball scene. He's knocked down 23 of 35 shots for an incredible .657 shooting percentage.
The Spartans (1-0) ran through North Florida in its first game. Sophomore guard Miles Bridges had a huge game with 20 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks against the Ospreys. On the game, every starter for Michigan State put up at least 10 points, As a team, the Spartans shot a sizzling 57.4 percent from the field.
Bridges is one of the top players in the nation. As a freshman in 2016-17, he scored 16.9 points per game and shot a .389 3-point percentage. One of his best games came against No. 20 Purdue, when he knocked down 12 of 17 shots and scored 33 points.
Free Betting Pick: Duke Blue Devils -2
The #1 pre-season ranking has looked well deserved for Duke and think Blue Devils get another affirmation win against talented Michigan State team. Spartans might have the best player in game as MIles Bridgers keeps this in it early but just too much depth for Duke late. Final Score Prediction, Duke Blue Devils win and cover ATS 83-78.