- The Duke Blue Devils lost to the Miami Hurricanes on January 8.
- Duke’s March Madness odds are sitting at +800.
DURHAM, N.C. – The #2 Duke Blue Devils suffered an upset loss to the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday. The loss came in the final seconds as Kameron McGusty put Miami up by one point with 23 seconds remaining in the game.
Some might be quick to think that this is cause for concern, however, legal sports betting sites are not worrying as Duke’s odds have not changed as they remain with the second shortest odds to win March Madness.
Odds To Win NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship
- Gonzaga (#4) +600
- Duke (#2) +800
- Purdue (#3) +900
- Baylor (#1) +1000
- Kansas (#6) +1500
- UCLA (#5) +1600
No Reason To Worry
Although this is a loss, it is only Duke’s second loss on the season and it came against an impressive Miami Hurricanes team that is 5-0 in conference play thus far. Duke has still won some impressive games this season including against #10 Kentucky and #1 Gonzaga. Those two wins alone are a strong enough reason as to why their March Madness odds have stayed put.
Duke is also being led by some of the best players in the ACC. Paolo Banchero is averaging 17.3 ppg which is good for sixth in the conference. Wendell Moore Jr. is averaging the second-most assists in the ACC at 4.9. Mark Williams is leading the conference in blocks per game at 3.1.
The Blue Devils do have some tough games remaining on their schedule against Wake Forrest, North Carolina, and Louisville where they can prove their dominance has not diminished.
The time to get in on their odds is now as they are sure to keep on winning and their odds can shift. As they sit, a $100 bet on them to win would profit $800. Duke’s next game comes on Wednesday against Wake Forrest.
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