A pair of blue bloods in the world of college basketball clash in the Hoosier State when the ACC tangles with the Big 12 on the hardwood. The #7 Duke Blue Devils take on the #5 Kansas Jayhawks in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis on Tuesday.
Duke has started the post-Mike Krzyzewski era on a positive note as they’ve rolled past Jacksonville and USC Upstate at Cameron Indoor by a combined 73 points. Now, the Blue Devils face a stiffer level of competition in this one as they leave the confines of home to face a top-five program on a neutral floor. Against USC Upstate, Duke was stunned early, giving up the opening seven points of the game before regrouping.
Kansas won the national title a season ago but with Bill Self serving a four-game suspension, they get a chance to show they can win a big game without their head coach. The Jayhawks cruised by North Dakota State to run their mark to 2-0 on the season heading into this contest. Against North Dakota State, Kansas used an early 7-0 run to take a 12-3 lead and wasn’t really challenged after that.
The Jayhawks are averaging a solid 85.5 points per game this season, putting them 64th in the nation in scoring offense. Kansas collects 44.5 rebounds per contest and dishes out 23 assists a night. The Jayhawks are 98th in scoring defense as they allow 61.5 points per contest this season.
Even with the Blue Devils’ struggles at the line, they are still better than the Jayhawks, who have clanked 12 of their 25 attempts at the stripe this season. Duke continues to reload and have success year in and year out, while the Jayhawks are still trying to piece things together in the afterglow of last season’s title. Without Self, Kansas may struggle a bit in crunch time but Duke will come out on top.
Duke Blue Devils vs Kansas Jayhawks Game Information
- Date: 11/15/2022
- Time: 09:30 PM ET
- Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
- How to Watch Duke vs Kansas: ESPN+
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Duke vs Kansas Betting Lines
Kansas is +110 according to our Vegas NCAAF Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $110. On the other side, Duke is –130 according to the Vegas NCAAF Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $76.92.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Kansas at a 47.62% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Duke have 56.52% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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