Duke vs Michigan State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/14/23
Michigan State Spartans (1-1) vs Duke Blue Devils (1-1)
Game Info: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7:00 pm (United Center)
Betting Odds: Michigan State Spartans +3.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Duke Blue Devils will play the Michigan State Spartans in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Duke is coming off of a tough loss at home to Arizona, while Michigan State bounced back with a 20+ point win in their last game.
The Duke Blue Devils are 1-1 this season after they lost to Arizona by a score of 78-73 in their last game. Duke trailed 41-33 at the half and even though they scored 40 points in the second half, they couldn’t complete the comeback. The Blue Devils shot 43.1% from the field and were out rebounded by a total of 45-33 in the loss. Duke won their first game of the year against Dartmouth by a score of 92-54. Duke is scoring 82.5 points per game with 33 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game, while giving up 66 points against per game this season. Kyle Filipowski has led Duke this year with 25 points per game, 7.5 rebounds per game, and 1.0 block per game. Duke is shooting 53.2% from the field, 75% on free throws, and 37.5% on three pointers this year.
Michigan State Preview
The Michigan State Spartans are 1-1 this year after they defeated Southern Indiana by a score of 74-51 in their last game. Michigan State scored 37 points in both halves, but they held Southern Indiana to only 14 points in the first half. The Spartans shot 48.1% from the field, but only made one three pointer in the game. Michigan State lost their first game to James Madison by a score of 79-76 in overtime. MSU is scoring 75 points per game with 42.5 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game, while allowing 65 points against per game this year. Tyson Walker has led the Spartans with 24.5 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game, and 3.0 steals per game. MSU is shooting 41.1% from the field, 70.8% on free throws, and 6.5% on three pointers this season.
Michigan State opened up the season with a bad loss at home to James Madison, but they were able to get their first win against Southern Indiana in their last game. Duke blew out Dartmouth in their season opener, but they lost to a good Arizona team at home in their second game. Duke is shooting over 53% from the field, compared to only 41.1% for MSU. The Spartans have been terrible from three point range, only making 6.5% of their shots. When looking at these two teams, I have to give the edge to Duke. Michigan State needs to show they can make three pointers before I take them against a Top-25 team. Take Duke here.