Kansas Jayhawks vs Duke Blue Devils 11/05/2019 Preview, Picks and Odds
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Kansas Jayhawks vs Duke Blue Devils 11/05/2019 – Two high ranked teams will open up the NCAA basketball season as the No.3 Kansas Jayhawks will go up against Duke Blue Devils at the Madison Square Garden. At this first game, stakes can dictate how they start the season as the loser will be ranked No. 4 by the Associated Press Top 25. Each team is coached by legends with Bill Self with the Jayhawks while Mike Krzyzewski is a staple face of the Blue Devils.
Kansas Jayhawks vs Duke Blue Devils 11/05/2019
Expect Udoka Azubuike to lead the way for the Jayhawks and he has something to prove this season after being out with a torn ligament in his right hand after playing just nine games. Devon Dotson is back and reconsidered another year with the team before heading to the NBA and will play a critical part in their season campaign. Then now added Jalen Wilson from the Michigan Wolverines this season and he is expected to boost up the team’s three-point shooting.
Players to Watch: Udoka Azubuike (13.4 PPG 6.8 RPG), Devon Dotson (12.3 PPG)
Duke Blue Devils
Tre Jones is back wearing a Blue Devil uniform after not choosing to pursue his NBA dream for now. He will be playing with new recruits like Vernon Carey Jr. and was a highly sought after recruit who can boost the interior with his 6-foot-10, 275 lbs frame. Carey looks to replicate what Zion Williamson contributed for Duke last season. Matthew Hurt will be in this year’s roster and his outside presence will help spread the floor.
Players to Watch: Tre Jones (9.4 PPG, 5.3 APG), Matthew Hurt (rookie), Vernon Carey (rookie)
Kansas Jayhawks vs Duke Blue Devils Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas’ last 15 games.
Duke Blue Devils
Devils are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games.
Kansas Jayhawks vs Duke Blue Devils Betting Picks
Moneyline: Kansas owns the advantage with a +120 while the Duke Blue Devils have -140
ATS: According to Sportsbook but Kansas owns the +2.5 advantage but with the thin spread, Kansas is expected to go up on top over the Blue Devils.
TOTALS: Kansas is expected to go over 153 while Duke is expected to go under. Both are at -110.
Score Prediction: 67-72 Jayhawks