College basketball betting fortunes are changing, however, as the Blue Devils again look to be one of the top March Madness betting contenders for 2010. Duke was on top of the Atlantic Coast Conference college basketball betting race and built up a March Madness betting record of 19-4 straight up and 14-8 with the March Madness odds.
The Blue Devils reclaimed their home court college basketball betting advantage as Cameron Indoor Stadium was again one of the toughest venues for road teams. Duke had a college basketball betting mark of 9-3 against the spread in front of the Cameron Crazies but was just 1-5 against the board on the road.
Some college basketball betting skeptics look at Duke’s 77-89 loss at Georgetown on January 30 as a sign that they are not full rehabilitated as an elite program. But other college basketball betting experts would argue that contending for the ACC title is evidence enough of a team’s excellence.
Duke has been one of the better balanced teams in all of college basketball betting as they ranked 9th overall for offense and 56th overall for defense. The Blue Devils are an opportunistic and disciplined team that has the 8th best free throw percentage in all of college basketball betting.
Duke has a deep offensive lineup led by senior guard Jon Scheyer, who was averaging 18.9-points per game. Scheyer was an able quarterback of the offense as he also averaged close to 6 assists per game. Junior guard Nolan Smith was averaging 18.1-points per game and was a lights out 44% from three point range.
Junior forward Kyle Singler was averaging 16.6-points per game and led the team in rebounds with an average of 7-per game. Singler was instrumental in the Blue Devils 86-67 win over #21 Georgia Tech on February 4 as nailed eight 3-point shots to end up with 30 points.
“Getting 30 points in any game is big,” said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, “but in this type of game it is spectacular.”