Duke Vs Tennessee: NCAA Tournament Second Round Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 18, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 17, 2023

The No. 5 seed Duke Blue Devils (27-8) are set to take on the No. 4 seed Tennessee Volunteers (24-10) with a Sweet 16 spot in the East Region of the bracket up for grabs on Saturday at Amway Center. Duke is a 3.5-point favorite to advance in this second round matchup, which airs on CBS.

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Duke Vs Tennessee Betting Lines

Duke vs Tennessee Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Duke -3.5 125.5 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Tennessee (+3.5)
Total Pick Over (125.5)

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Duke Vs Tennessee Stat Rankings

Duke Avg. (Rank) Tennessee Avg. (Rank)
72.6 (156th) Points Scored 71.4 (184th)
63.6 (30th) Points Allowed 57.9 (3rd)
36.9 (17th) Rebounds 36.7 (18th)
11.4 (20th) Off. Rebounds 11.9 (11th)
6.8 (245th) 3pt Made 7.7 (145th)
14.6 (77th) Assists 16.9 (8th)
11.4 (127th) Turnovers 11.5 (134th)

Duke Vs Tennessee Betting Trends

  • The Blue Devils have covered the spread 16 times in 35 games.
  • Duke is 10-13 as 3.5-point favorites or more.
  • There have been 14 Blue Devils games (out of 35) that went over the total this season.
  • In 28 games this year, Duke and its opponent have combined for more than 125.5 points.
  • The average total for Blue Devils games this season has been 136.1, which is 10.6 points higher than the total for this game.
  • Tennessee has beaten the spread 17 times in 34 games.
  • The Volunteers are winless ATS (0-1) when playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs this season.
  • Duke has seen 14 of its 35 games hit the over.
  • Volunteers games have had over 125.5 points 21 times this year.
  • The average total for Tennessee’s games is 129.3 points, 3.8 more than this game’s over/under.

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Duke Impact Players

  • Kyle Filipowski paces his squad in both points (15.1) and rebounds (9) per game, and also posts 1.5 assists. At the other end, he delivers 1.3 steals and 0.7 blocked shots.
  • Jeremy Roach is tops on his team in assists per game (3.2), and also posts 13.6 points and 2.5 rebounds. Defensively, he delivers 0.9 steals and 0 blocked shots.
  • Tyrese Proctor averages a team-best 3.2 assists per game. He is also posting 9.2 points and 3.2 rebounds, shooting 37.7% from the floor and 32.4% from downtown with 1.3 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Dereck Lively II is posting 5.4 points, 1.1 assists and 5.2 rebounds per contest.
  • Mark Mitchell posts 9.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, shooting 47.1% from the field.

Tennessee Impact Players

  • Santiago Vescovi is putting up team highs in points (12.6 per game) and assists (3). And he is contributing 4.5 rebounds, making 40.2% of his shots from the field and 36.7% from 3-point range, with 2.7 triples per contest.
  • Zakai Zeigler is averaging a team-high 5.4 assists per contest. He’s also contributing 10.7 points and 2.7 rebounds, sinking 37.5% of his shots from the field, and 31.1% from beyond the arc resulting in 1.7 triples per contest.
  • Olivier Nkamhoua is averaging a team-high 5 rebounds per game. And he is delivering 10.5 points and 2 assists, making 51.1% of his shots from the floor.
  • Julian Phillips gets the Volunteers 8.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He also delivers 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
  • The Volunteers get 4.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game from Jonas Aidoo.

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