Anticipated Line - Villanova vs. Duke Final Four

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Mar/25/2018 has an early line on the Villanova vs. Duke game, assuming these are the two teams that make it to the second Final Four game of 2018.

The line on this game should be Villanova -1 or -1.5.

Duke had a tougher time than one might have expected, either failing to cover or pushing at most books with a 69-65 victory.  Books had this one at Blue Devils -4 to -5.

Freshman Marvin Bagley III scored 22 points, helping Duke advance to the Final Four for the second time in three years.

''Battle is one of the best players in the country...He's a big-time player. I love Tyus,'' Coach K said. ''I love their team. I love their coach even more. He does such a great job with them.'' But when asked about Kansas, Krzyzewski demurred, saying it was out of respect for Syracuse and his good buddy, Boeheim. Krzyzewski said he'll talk KU Saturday.

Duke is 9-3 Against The Spread in their last 12 games overall.

The top-seeded Wildcats continued to have success shooting 3's in this year's NCAA Tournament, downing the fifth-seeded Mountaineers 90-78 on Friday night to earn their second trip to the regional finals in three seasons.

Jalen Brunson led Villanova with 27 points and Omari Spellman had 18 with eight rebounds. 

The Wildcats are primed for another title run with their talent led by player of the year contender Brunson, the experience of the 2016 title and the lessons learned from early tournament departures in several years, including a second-round loss to Wisconsin last year.

The Wildcats came into Sunday's game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders 9-2 Against The Spread in their last 11 NCAA Tournament games.

- Tyrone Black,

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