The No. 5 Duke Blue Devils aim for their 11th consecutive victory when they take on the fourth-seeded Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday in a second-round showdown in the East Region of the 2023 NCAA Tournament. Duke was dominant in coach Jon Scheyer’s March Madness debut on Thursday, rolling to a 74-51 victory against Oral Roberts. The Volunteers also appeared to be on their way to a comfortable first-round win as they owned an 18-point lead before holding on for a 58-55 triumph over Louisiana.
Tipoff at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. is set for 2:40 p.m. ET on CBS. The Blue Devils are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Duke vs. Tennessee odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 125.5. Before making any Tennessee vs. Duke picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Duke vs. Tennessee and revealed its coveted picks and predictions for the NCAA Tournament 2023. You can head to SportsLine to see the picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Tennessee vs. Duke:
- Duke vs. Tennessee spread: Blue Devils -3.5
- Duke vs. Tennessee over/under: 125.5 points
- Duke vs. Tennessee money line: Blue Devils -180, Volunteers +160
- DUKE: The Blue Devils are 5-0 against the spread in their last five overall games
- TENN: The Volunteers are 1-7 ATS in their last eight NCAA Tournament contests
- Duke vs. Tennessee picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Duke can cover
The Blue Devils’ rout on Thursday marked the third time in four games they won by double digits. Ten of the 11 players who attempted a shot from the field finished with points against Oral Roberts, with Jeremy Roach leading the way with 23 on 9-of-17 shooting. It matched the career high for the junior guard, who also produced 23 points against Virginia in the ACC Tournament championship game last weekend.
Roach (13.6 points) is second on the team in scoring this season behind freshman center Kyle Filipowski, who is averaging 15.1 points but recorded only six against the Golden Eagles. Freshman…
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