Tumbling on a two-recreation skid, the amply gifted 2019-20 Duke basketball workforce simply lacks the type of consistent mentality that requires a aware commitment to both uncover and then by no means let go. When coming up with positives, there are only a few for a Tar Heels crew that’s below500 for the primary time in additional than 15 years. UNC is now 8-9 general, and much from a crew with reputable potential for competing in March. The last time a Roy Williams-coached workforce had a losing file, it prevailed to win the nationwide championship (2004-05). Let’s face it, although, this staff is not constructed the same approach that one was.
Saturday’s results ship Wake Forest into a 3-manner tie with Notre Dame and North Carolina (!!) for final place within the ACC and as mentioned previously, retains Duke undefeated within the convention and above surging Florida State, winners of seven-straight video games. As we await Duke trying to proceed their streak of blowout wins going on Tuesday at Clemson, let’s take a look again at what led to their wire-to-wire win over Wake Forest.
Duke has additionally captured 119 ACC Championships, forty four of which have come since 1999-2000 (by 2008-09). 5 Duke’s groups maintain the longest streak of consecutive ACC Championships in ladies’s tennis (14), girls’s golf (13), males’s basketball (5), ladies’s basketball (5) and volleyball (4, tied). The boys’s basketball (18), girls’s golf (16), and girls’s tennis (sixteen) lead individual applications, whereas males’s tennis (12), volleyball (9), soccer (7), men’s cross nation (7), men’s lacrosse (7), men’s golf (6), males’s soccer (5), ladies’s basketball (5), baseball (three), girls’s cross nation (2) and women’s lacrosse (1) 5 have additionally captured titles. Duke boasts essentially the most ACC Championships in ladies’s golf, women’s tennis, and men’s basketball; the second most in men’s tennis and volleyball; and third most in ladies’s basketball, ladies’s cross country and ladies’s lacrosse.
Louisville comes in with an eight-9 file ATS however has covered the spread just once of their last five video games. Duke, despite a disappointing loss to Clemson, has coated the spread in six of their last nine games and comes in with a ten-7 file ATS on the season. Final score prediction, Duke bounces back off the tough loss and takes out some frustrations in an enormous ACC battle, profitable and masking the spread.
Molly Geary picks Michigan State: The Badgers have performed it twice (at Ohio State and Penn State), but I am nonetheless not about to select in opposition to the Big Ten’s house-enviornment juju. Massive Ten teams are 36-6 against convention opponents at dwelling, and half of those six losses were by bottom-dwellers Northwestern and Nebraska. The Spartans have had 4 days to stew over a blowout loss at Purdue final Sunday, while Wisconsin is coming off the emotional excessive of a final-second win over Maryland. This spot doesn’t scream one of the elusive Large Ten highway wins, even with the Badgers’ better-than-common observe record.