The No. 1 Duke Blue Devils (8-0) look to remain unbeaten when they square off with the Indiana Hoosiers (4-2) at Assembly Hall. Duke opened as a 10.5-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 156.5 points. Action starts at 9:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN.
Duke Blue Devils vs. Indiana Hoosiers Betting Preview
The Blue Devils edged the No. 7 Florida Gators in their last game, 87-84. Marvin Bagley III was the top scorer from either team with 30 points on 10-for-20 shooting. Duke dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.288 (above their season average of 0.252) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (below their season average of 44.5). For those same stats, Florida recorded marks of 0.225 and 27.9, respectively.
In the Hoosiers last game, they dismantled the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 87-67. Indiana received a boost from Josh Newkirk, who contributed 17 points. Indiana played a nearly flawless game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 41.9 (above their season average of 33.5) and a turnover percentage of 10.8 (better than their season average of 17.3). Eastern Michigan had marks of 31.4 and 14.0, respectively, for those same stats.
This battle figures to be a high-scoring affair as two of the nations premier offenses face off. Indiana ranks 40th with 113.0 points per 100 possessions and Duke is sixth (118.4) since last season. Moreover, the Blue Devils rank 30th in turnover percentage (16.5 percent), while the Hoosiers rank 313th in opponents turnover percentage (16.7 percent).
Both of these teams have typically gone over the O/U total. Games featuring Duke have finished over 100.0 percent of the time, while Indiana games have finished over 83.3 percent of the time. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Blue Devils have a clear advantage. They are 8-0 SU and 5-1 ATS, while the Hoosiers are 4-2 SU and 2-3-1 ATS.
Duke Blue Devils vs. Indiana Hoosiers Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Duke, ATS Winner – Duke, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Hoosiers rank 20th in rebounds allowed per game (31.7) while the Blue Devils rank 91st (33.8).
- Indiana ranks 92nd in assists per game (14.6) while Duke ranks 102nd in assists allowed per game (12.5).
- Duke ranks 23rd in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Indiana ranks 197th (3.8).
- The Blue Devils rank 11th in steals allowed per game (4.7) while the Hoosiers rank 162nd (6.3).
- Duke ranks 37th in three pointers allowed per game (18.8) while Indiana ranks 129th (20.6).