College Basketball Betting: Georgetown vs. Duke: January 17th 2009
Georgetown vs. Duke u137.0 – Sat January 17th 2009 1:30p
Georgetown of the Big East Conference goes into ACC territory to play the Duke Blue Devils in Durham NC in afternoon game on national tv this Saturday . This is a pretty important game for a non conference matchup, as it could decide seedings come tournament time. Needless to say both teams will be primed and motivated to forward a top notch effort.
The Hoyas are now 12-3 overall and 3-2 in Big East play after an impressive 88-74 win over Syracuse at the Verizon Center last time out. Duke enters the game with a 15-1 overall record and a 3-0 mark in the ACC play.
Both these teams have very capable offenses, and extremely tough defenses. Gtown allows just 60,7 PPG, and have gone under in 14 of their L/18 road games, while Duke gives up just 60.2 PPG, and have gone under in 15 of their L/18 home games. The Blue Devils defense has been particularly stingy of late allowing, just one opponent to eclipse the 60 point plateau in their L/5 games. In big games like this defense, is almost always the name of the game. With that said , I am expecting a very physical affair , that remains on the low side of the number.
Final notes & Key Trends: Under is 7-0 in Blue Devils last 7 vs. Big East. Under is 20-7 in Hoyas last 27 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.