March Madness betting excitement has reached its peak as Duke is now one win away from a national championship with a March Madness gambling matchup against Butler. Duke scored a dominating and most impressive March Madness betting payout in their Final Four matchup with West Virginia 78-57 as 2.5 point favorites.
West Virginia was the hottest team on the board and the Big East Conference Tournament champions yet never found any rhythm against the Blue Devils. Jon Scheyer led Duke with 23 points and 6 assists while Kyle Singler added 21 along with 9 rebounds.
Nolan Smith had 19 points and 6 assists while Brian Zoubek added 10 rebounds in what was a complete team effort. Duke has covered the March Madness odds in all five of their games on the Dance Floor heading into the National Championship Game.
Duke will be gunning for its fourth national championship against a lightly regarded Butler team that has become a real life version of the famous movie “Hoosiers” which was shot on location at their campus in Indianapolis, Indiana, where the title game will take place at Lucas Oil Field.
The Duke vs. Butler matchup is one of the starkest March Madness betting contrasts of all time as it features a traditional power against a mid major upstart. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is not taking this situation for granted.
“They’re going for their first national championship,” he said of his own team, trying not to tie it to the previous three Blue Devil title winners. “We’re a really good team that has great character.” Duke enters the climatic stage of March Madness betting seasoned with confidence and with plenty of momentum.
They credit hard work and keeping a level head for their success. Duke is one of the most balanced teams in March Madness betting as they ranked in the top 25 nationally for both offense and defense.