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UCF vs Duke 3/24/19 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

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Game Duke Blue Devils vs UCF Knights
Date & Time Sunday March 24, 2019, 5:15 PM (EDT)
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Latest odds
DUKE -13.5 Total 145
TV Channel
CBS

The No. 9 seeded UCF Knights will play the No. 1 seeded Duke Blue Devils on Sunday at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina in an NCAA Tournament East Region second round matchup. UCF defeated VCU 73-58 in its first round matchup on Friday. Tacko Fall scored 10 points and pulled down 18 rebounds while blocking five shots for the Knights.

Duke opened its NCAA Tournament play on Friday with an 85-62 win against North Dakota State. RJ Barrett was the Duke high scorer with 26, while fellow freshman sensation Zion Williamson scored 25. Barrett pulled down a team-high 14 rebounds and together with Williamson were unstoppable in the first round win for Duke.
B.J. Taylor leads Central Florida in scoring with an average of 16.0 points per game. Tacko Fall leads the team in rebounds with an average of 7.5 per game. Terrell Allen leads the Knights in assists with an average of 4.3 per game. UCF is shooting 46.7% from the field and 35.6% from 3-point territory.

RJ Barrett leads Duke in scoring and is second in assists with averages of 22.9 points and 4.1 assists per game. Zion Williamson is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 22.2 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. Tre Jones leads the Blue Devils in assists with an average of 5.3 per game. Duke is shooting 47.7% from the field and 30.2% from 3-point territory.

Recent Betting Trends

UCF is 9-2 ATS in its last 11

The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Knights last 5

Duke is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6

The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Blue Devils last 5 on a neutral court

Free Pick:
UCF Knights +13.5

Duke will easily overpower UCF with its superior speed, size and athleticism. The Blue Devils have the two best players in the nation in Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett and will move into the Sweet 16 with relative ease. However, look for UCF to cover the double-digit spread as the Knights have covered 9 of the last 11 overall. Final Score Prediction, Duke Blue Devils win but fall short ATS 78-69.

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