Connecticut Huskies versus Duke Blue Devils NCAA College Basketball Game Preview

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Over national television for Thursday December 18th from college basketball it will be a good one for bettors to get into action with as the Duke Blue Devils will face the Connecticut Huskies. The Blue Devils and Huskies get things started from a neutral court in New Jersey at 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the Duke Blue Devils the -11 point favorite.

Duke is out to a 9-0 record on the year. They have faced some touch competition. The team has notable wins against Stanford, Michigan St and Temple. Their biggest test came on December 3rd as they played their first true road game and came away with an 80-70 victory at Wisconsin and covered as a +4 point underdog. In that victory Duke had a monster shooting game as they connected on 65% from the floor and hit 7 of 12 three pointers. Tyrus Jones had 22 points in the win. The Blue Devils rank fourth in all of college basketball in both points per game and offensive field goal shooting. Duke averages 87 points a game and hits over 53% from the field. Jahlil Okafor leads the team at 18 points per game and is hitting on 65% from the floor. Following this game against Connecticut the Blue Devils have two more non-conference games remaining before they open up play in ACC conference action on January 3rd at home to Boston College.

Connecticut is the defending NCAA college basketball champion. The team got off to a slow start last year and came on strong to close the season. They are a 4-3 team with losses on the year to West Virginia on a neutral court and home one point losses to both Yale and Texas. In the loss to the Longhorns the team put up just 54 points and in their next game at home to Yale all the Huskies could put up on the scoreboard was 44 points. Connecticut is 288th in the nation from the three point line hitting on 29% from beyond the arc.

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