Free Pick: Duke -7
These two teams have only played each other three times in this decade, but the Duke Blue Devils have gotten the best of them every time and not by just a small margin.
In each of the last three match ups between these two elite college basketball schools Duke has beaten the Texas Longhorns by at least 27 points each time they have taken the floor.
Even though college basketball teams completely change from season to season one thing has stayed consistent at Duke and that is being coached by Coach K. Although he has had some forgettable seasons in the past, Coach K has a lot more memorable ones as the head coach of the Blue Devils.
Both of these teams beat their first round opponents by 14 points, but Duke will definitely have the edge in the second round. Not only are the Blue Devils well coached, but they also benifet from being in one of the most competitive conferences in college basketball in the ACC. Being in the ACC Duke is constantly tested by teams like Wake Forest and North Carolina all season long. Texas does play in the competitive Big 12 conference as well, but they do not possess the experience of this Blue Devils team.
Not only do I believe that Duke will win this game because they are just by far the better all around team from the coaches to the players, but they also have good success in their situation:
Duke is 5-2 in their last seven neutral site games and 5-2 in their last seven games as the favorite in neutral site games.
Make the smart bet and put your money on the Blue Devils to cover the -7 point spread.
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