March Madness odds were beaten by Duke in all four of their March Madness gambling matchups which they won to advance to the Final Four.
Duke has had a long tradition rich history of success with the March Madness odds but has fallen on hard times in recent years as they were unable to get to the Final Four and were often upset in early rounds while their hated arch rival North Carolina Tar Heels became the hot commodity to make a March Madness bet with as they have won two national titles under head coach Roy Williams with the latest happening last year.
Duke opened the “Big Dance” with a 73-44 blowout win over Arkansas Pine Bluff as 24-point chalks with the March Madness odds. Kyle Singler led the Blue Devils with 22 points and 10 rebounds as Duke held the Golden Lions to 32% shooting from the floor.
The Blue Devils then scored a payout with the March Madness odds over California 68-53 as 6.5-point chalks. Nolan Smith was the leading scorer for Duke with 20 points while Brian Zoubek did the hard work with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
In the “Sweet Sixteen” round Duke scored an impressive 70-57 win over Purdue to cover the March Madness odds as 8-point favorites. Singler was the hero again with 24 points and 8 rebounds.
Jon Scheyer, the team’s leading scorer entering the “Big Dance” was finally heard from as he scored 18 points. Zoubek had a whopping 14 rebounds as Duke had a dominant 45-22 edge over Cal on the glass.
Duke got their ticket punched to the Final Four with a 78-71 “Elite Eight” win over Baylor as 4.5-point chalks with the March Madness odds. Smith had 29 points and Scheyer added 20.
Duke now stands at 33-5 straight up and 21-13-2 against the spread including 20-14 as a chalk. Duke has gone under in 22 out of 26 games including 8 out of their last 11 heading into Final Four action.
Duke was a top 25 team on both offense and defense to rank as one of the best balanced teams in the land.