Vermont vs Duke Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/22/24

Duke (24-8) vs Vermont (28-6)

Game Info: Friday, March 22, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Barclays Center)

Betting Odds: Duke -11.5 -- Over/Under: 132.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Duke Blue Devils and the Vermont Catamounts will meet in the 1st Round of the South Region this Friday in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center on CBS. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here's a Vermont vs. Duke Prediction.

  • Vermont’s recent form and recent player performance 
  • Duke’s recent form and recent player performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Vermont
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Duke
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Vermont vs Duke. 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Vermont vs Duke.

Vermont Preview: Can the Catamounts Come Thru as Underdogs?

Vermont enters at 28-6 after defeating UMass-Lowell by five in the AEC Championship, 66-61. Vermont did pick up wins over Toledo and Yale in the non-conference while losing to Bradley, Colgate, and Virginia Tech. The Catamounts completed the mission by winning the regular season and conference tournaments, and they’ll now look to secure their first Power 6 victory of the season here versus the Blue Devils. Vermont is scoring 72.7 points per game, on 46.1% shooting, while allowing 63.4 ppg, and they’re 10-0 over their previous ten games.

Vermont Team Profile

  • Junior guard TJ Long tallied a team-high 20 points in the Albany victory, and he leads Vermont in scoring (12.3). 
  • Portland native Aaron Deloney has scored 12 points or more in four of the last six games, and he’s up to 9.4 ppg and a team-leading 3.2 apg.  
  • Tarleton transfer Shamir Bogues came thru with a season-high 23 points in the win over UMBC, and he leads the team in rebounding (4.9), while scoring 10.4 ppg.

Duke Preview: Will the Blue Devils Dodge the Upset?

Duke comes in at 24-8 after losing to N.C. State in the ACC Quarterfinals by five, 74-69. The Blue Devils came up just short to a hot Wolfpack team, and they’ll seek sharper results here against the Catamounts, 74-69. Duke has non-conference quality wins against MSU and Baylor. Duke is scoring 80.2 points per game, on 48.3% shooting, while allowing 67.2 ppg, and they’re 7-3 over their previous ten games.

Duke Team Profile

  • Sophomore center Kyle Filipowski posted a 28-point double-double in the loss to North Carolina State, and he leads Duke in scoring (16.7) and rebounding (8.0).
  • Veteran guard Jeremy Roach struggled in Triangle matchups with UNC & N.C.State, but he’s second on the team at 14.3 ppg and 3.1 apg.
  • Freshman guard Jared McCain scored 19 points against North Carolina, and he’s averaging 13.6 ppg and 5.0 rpg. 
  • Kansas City native Mark Mitchell went for 18 points versus the Wolfpack, and he’s up to 12.1 ppg and 6.1 rpg.  

Vermont Catamounts Team Facts

  • VER has hit the Team Total Under in 14 of their last 19 games
  • Vermont has hit the Game Total Under in 23 of their last 32 games

Duke Blue Devils Team Facts

  • DUKE has hit the Game Total Under in 11 of their last 14 games
  • Duke has hit the 1H Moneyline in 19 of their last 24 games

Vermont vs Duke Trends

  • VER is 14-18 against the spread, with a 9-23 O/U record
  • DUKE is 18-14 ATS, with a 13-19 over/under record.

Vermont vs Duke Prediction: Defensive Units Shine In the Duke/Vermont Matchup

Oakland reminded us yesterday what time of year it is, and it should have put every blue blood and favorite on notice. Vermont enters this game as winners of 19 of their last 20 games, so this won’t be a walk in the park for Duke, and it could be a low-scoring game, as both schools thrive on the defensive end. I don’t believe the Blue Devils will fall victim to the upset, but I do think they’ll have to lean on their defense to secure a victory, and the Under feels like a good route to take for this Round of 64 matchup.

Corey’s Pick VER/DUKE To Go UNDER

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