Tennessee State Tigers vs. Duke Blue Devils, NCAA College Basketball Odds, Las Vegas Betting, Picks, Prediction

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TENNESSEE STATE TIGERS DUKE BLUE DEVILS
8-2 December 19, 7:00 PM | Cameron Indoor Stadium 10-1

When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, December 19, 2016
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
TV: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Tennessee State +28 -105 141 -110
Duke -28 -115 141 -110
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The Tennessee State Tigers and the Duke Blue Devils will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

ABOUT TENNESSEE STATE (8-2): The Tigers aren’t a dynamic offensive team, but they have played tough defense against some quality opponents and will have to do the same to have any chance at an upset. Tennessee State defends the perimeter especially well, holding opponents to 37.7 percent – 23rd in the nation through Saturday – and has decent size inside with 6-7 Wayne Martin (12.6 points, 10.2 rebounds) and 6-9 Ken’Darrius Hamilton (8.7 points). Guards Tahjere McCall (12.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists) and Jordan Reed (10.4 points, 7.9 rebounds) also average double-digit scoring.

ABOUT DUKE (10-1): The Blue Devils have been off since a 94-45 destruction of UNLV on Dec. 10, allowing ample healing time not only for Giles but also for banged-up star Grayson Allen (17.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists) to return to health. Allen and backcourt mate Luke Kennard (20 points, 6.1 rebounds) lead five players averaging double-digit scoring, and senior big man Amile Jefferson (15.1 points, 10.5 rebounds) has displayed dominant form after returning from last year’s season-ending foot injury. When Giles returns, he will join an already outstanding freshman class that includes guard Frank Jackson (13.5 points) as well as Jayson Tatum and Marques Bolden, who have combined to average 19.3 points in three games since returning from injuries of their own.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Blue Devils listed as 28-point favorites versus the Tigers, while the game’s total is sitting at 141 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

Duke already looks every bit like a national championship contender – if not the favorite – and the fourth-ranked Blue Devils are still waiting on one of the biggest pieces of the puzzle to slide into place. That might happen when the Blue Devils host Tennessee State on Monday, as freshman Harry Giles could make his highly-anticipated debut.

Giles, a 6-10 superstar-in-the-making who was the nation’s top-ranked recruit, has been cautious in his return from arthroscopic knee surgery but has wowed crowds with his display in pregame warmups and could be a major difference-maker for Duke. “Physically, we think he’s there but there’s a mental hurdle that you have to get through,” Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel said in a radio interview on the David Glenn Show. “Anyone that’s been at our games and you watch him in warmups and you see him, he certainly looks like he’s ready. But there’s a mental part.” The Blue Devils haven’t exactly struggled without Giles, having won eight straight including three routs by more than 30 points. The Tigers are no pushover, though, as their only two losses are to major-conference foes Vanderbilt (83-59) and North Carolina State (67-55 in overtime).

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1. Duke has won an NCAA-best 131 consecutive non-conference home games dating to 2000.

2. Allen has made 12 of his last 25 attempts from 3-point range and ranks third in the ACC with 2.7 3-point field goals per game.

3. Tennessee State is 1-33 against ranked opponents since joining NCAA Division I in 1977-78, with the lone victory coming at then-No. 9 Murray State in 2012.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Tennessee State Tigers will cover the spread at +28 and the game will go over 141 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Duke 85, Tennessee State 62 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
TN.ST TEAM DUKE
71.2 PTS FOR 86.3
64.2 PTS AGNST 62.5
7.0 DIFF. 23.7
26.6 DEF REBOUNDS 28.6
13.7 OFF REBOUNDS 11.3
43.7 FG% 50.2
64.4 FT% 74.9
5.6 3 POINTERS 8.1
6.9 STEALS 6.8
INJURIES
TENNESSEE STATE
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
DUKE
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
TENNESSEE STATE
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee State’s last 6 games on the road
Tennessee State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
DUKE
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Duke’s last 9 games
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Tennessee State’s Overall Scoring vs Duke’s Overall Defense 71.2 252 62.6 27
Tennessee State’s Away Scoring vs Duke’s Home Defense 68.4 192 61.9 69
Tennessee State’s Road Rebounds vs Duke’s Home Rebounds Allowed 40.1 25 30.3 49
Duke’s Overall Scoring vs Tennessee State’s Overall Defense 86.3 19 64.2 47
Duke’s Home Scoring vs Tennessee State’s Road Defense 89.6 33 66.7 49
Duke’s Home Rebounds vs Tennessee State’s Road Rebounds Allowed 42.3 48 34.4 98
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
TN.ST 43.7 37.7 6.0
DUKE 50.2 39.0 11.2
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
TN.ST 13.7 26.6 40.3
DUKE 11.3 28.6 39.9
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
TN.ST 10.9 15.7 0.7
DUKE 14.5 11.6 1.3

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