Princeton Tigers at Duke Blue Devils ATS Prediction


The second-ranked Duke Blue Devils (9-1) and the Princeton Tigers (5-4) face off at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils look to prolong their five-game winning streak. The game starts at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, and will air on ESPN2.

Princeton Tigers at Duke Blue Devils ATS Odds

Both teams won big over their last opponent. The Blue Devils defeated the second-ranked Kentucky Wildcats 118-84, while the Tigers beat the DeSales Bulldogs 85-51.

Princeton played a perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.333 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 48.8. For those same stats, DeSales put up marks of 0.050 and 24.4, respectively. The Blue Devils, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (4.2 vs. 16.5) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.620 vs. 0.475). R.J. Barrett fueled Duke with 33 points and six assists. Princeton, meanwhile, was led by Myles Stephens, who finished with 21 points.

Zion Williamson and Barrett have played well over the last five games for Duke. Williamson has averaged 0 points, while Barrett has recorded 0 points a game during that span.

The high-powered offense of Duke will square off against the mid-tier defense of Princeton. Dating back to last season, the Blue Devils rank fourth in offensive efficiency, while the Tigers are 179th in defensive efficiency. The Blue Devils should have the edge on that end of the court.

Princeton Tigers at Duke Blue Devils ATS Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Duke, ATS Winner – Duke, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Duke ranks 14th in rebounds per game (42.1) while Princeton ranks 211th (32.8).
  • The Blue Devils rank 14th in blocks per game (5.5) while the Tigers rank 109th (3.2).
  • Duke ranks 31st in steals per game (8.2) while Princeton ranks 116th in steals allowed per game (5.6).
  • The Blue Devils rank 17th in assists per game (17.7) while the Tigers rank 193rd (12.5).
  • Princeton averages 26.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 44th in the nation. Duke ranks 159th in three pointers allowed per game (23.4).