NCAAB: #12 Arizona vs #2 Duke Odds, and Picks (Nov 10)
- Arizona clobbered Morgan State in their opener, winning by a score of 122-59.
- Duke had no trouble against Dartmouth, winning 92-54 to start out the season.
- These two teams last met on November 29, 2013, in a game Arizona won 72-66.
The college basketball season has officially begun! Let’s preview the upcoming Arizona vs Duke matchup. This is a crucial big first test for each of these teams. The winner will wind up near the top of the rankings.
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Arizona dropped 122 points on Morgan State in their opener, showcasing their impressive depth. Eight different players reach double figures in the win, with several players making an impact off the bench. The Wildcats were impressive on offense and defense, and will have a chance to prove they are capable even against top competition if they can play that well against Duke. Their defense will be tested much more.
Duke looked stellar in their opener against Dartmouth, cruising to a 38-point victory. The Blue Devils have high expectations for this season, and already face their first tough test against #12 Arizona. Sophomore Kyle Flipowski continued his excellent play in the first game of year two, finishing with 25 points and 7 rebounds. He’ll be tested defensively against a high-flying Wildcats team, which will be a great matchup.
This is the best game of the college basketball season so far, with two top-12 teams facing off. Duke is expected to compete for a 1-seed this season, and opened the year ranked #2 overall. I believe the Blue Devils have the potential to reach those expectations, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they struggle early on as a young team. Arizona’s offense is a tough matchup, and I see the Wildcats pulling off the upset here.
- Arizona 85, Duke 83 (ARIZ +5.5)