Duke Blue Devils vs Michigan State Spartans 11/14/2023 – On Tuesday evening in Chicago’s Loop district, basketball fans can witness an exciting battle of skill, strategy, and sheer determination between Duke Blue Devils (9th) and Michigan State Spartans (18th) at the State Farm Champions Classic. Both teams come into this matchup carrying heavy preseason expectations; it promises to be an intense battle of wits. As we anticipate this marquee matchup at United Center let’s examine recent performances, key player insights, and intriguing dynamics that make this game a must-watch for basketball enthusiasts. The best college basketball predictions are updated below with the moneyline and latest betting trends.
Duke Blue Devils vs Michigan State Spartans 11/14/2023
|When:||Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 PM ET|
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Jon Scheyer vs Tom Izzo
Duke enters this non-conference showdown with a 1-1 record and looking for revenge following their recent struggle against Arizona Wildcats (now 3rd). At Cameron Indoor Arena, in an exciting contest featuring a career-high scoring of 25 from Kyle Filipowski despite an exhausting effort, which ultimately resulted in their first home loss under Jon Scheyer. Despite an outstanding effort resulting in their defeat.
Duke’s Quest for Redemption
Scheyer’s squad displayed incredible grit, rallying in the second half to take an early lead only for Arizona to outwit them down the stretch and come away victorious. However, their loss serves as a valuable learning experience as they now face another formidable opponent: Michigan State. Duke boasts four starters from their 27-win team from last season with each providing experienced talent that promises an intense battle on court.
Key Statistical Insights for Duke
Duke’s offensive prowess was displayed in their debut win of the year against Dartmouth when they cruised to a 92-54 victory. But during Arizona, Duke saw its scoring efficiency slip; underscoring early season contests. Scoring an average of 82.5 points per game, Kyle Filipowski has become the centerpiece of Duke’s scoring attack with 25 points per-game average.
Last season, Duke demonstrated its defensive savvy under Scheyer by ranking 25th in points allowed per game while excelling at opponent field goal percentage defense and 3-point defense. Their rebounding capabilities (14th nationally last season) add resilience to their defense strategy; against the Spartans, Duke will look to utilize their length along the frontline and address any vulnerabilities on defense.
Michigan State’s Resiliency Momentum
Michigan State enters this matchup with a 1-1 record, having bounced back from their opening-night upset loss against James Madison with a convincing 74-51 win against Southern Indiana in their most recent match. Their victory illustrated their dominance at both ends of the court, holding their opponent to only 14 first-half points and Tyson Walker being instrumental for Michigan State by leading in points, rebounds, and steals while emphasizing his multifaceted contributions to their victory.
Betting Odds: Michigan State Spartans +3.5 — Over/Under: 141.5
Michigan State’s offensive output averages 75 points per game and features contributions from various players. Kemba Walker stands out with 24.5 points per game while Michigan State boasts an impressive 42.5 rebound average per game to demonstrate their dominance on the boards.
Michigan State has room to improve on Duke in terms of shooting efficiency; particularly from beyond the arc. Shooting only 6.5% three-pointers this season, the Spartans need to find different sources for scoring against an aggressive Duke defense and hope their 41.1% overall shooting percentage helps secure them victory at the Champions Classic.
Duke Betting Trends
Duke are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke’s last 5 games.
Duke are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games.
Duke are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games against Michigan State.
Blue Devils are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games against Michigan State.
Duke is 15-5 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.
Duke are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games played in November.
Blue Devils are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Tuesday.
Duke are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games played on a Tuesday when playing on the road.
Spartans Betting Trends
Michigan State are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State’s last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Michigan State’s last 13 games against Duke.
Michigan State are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games played in November.
Michigan State are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Tuesday.
Spartans is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games played on a Tuesday when playing at home.
Duke Blue Devils vs Michigan State Spartans Betting Pick
As Duke looks for redemption while Michigan State celebrates a win off of their recent success against Minnesota Gophers, the online betting odds are intact for the Duke Blue Devils to win this game and cover the spread. The Blue Devils hold the upper hand as the Spartans are predicted as the underdog in this game.
Score Prediction: Blue Devils 73, Spartans 65.