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Duke vs. West Virginia Final Four Betting Odds

Written by:
Johnny Detroit
Published on:
Apr/02/2010
Duke vs. West Virginia Final Four Betting Odds

Duke vs. West Virginia Final Four betting odds were listed at Duke -2 ½ at Hollywood Sportsbook.com.

The Duke Blue Devils and the West Virginia Mountaineers meet in a Final Four battle for the ages tonight. Many experts believe the winner of this game will go on to win the National Championship. Duke is a 2.5 point favorite, with a total of 131 tonight. CBS will begin coverage of this game immediately following the Butler vs. Michigan St. game.

Duke has been simply dominating in the NCAA Tournament, so it's no surprise they are back in the Final Four. Duke is the only #1 seed still alive, and they've clearly played like a #1 seed. Baylor was their only opponent to keep the final deficit within single digits during the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils are playing in their 15th Final Four in school history. Duke is 33-5 SU and 22-13-2 ATS overall this season. The Blue Devils are 16-5 SU and 11-9-1 ATS away from home this season, including 11-0 SU in neutral court games. Duke went 13-3 SU in ACC play this season, and has been ranked in the Top 5 in most rankings all season long. The Blue Devils are 9-6-1 ATS as s single digit favorite this season. The Blue Devis went an impressive 12-6 ATS in non-conference games this season. Duke has been playing outstanding defense this year, as they allowed opponents to average 61.1 PPG this season. Baylor was their only NCAA Tournament opponent to score more than 57 PTS against them. Offensively, Duke is led by the 3 headed monster of Guards Jon Scheyer and Nolan Smith, along with F Kyle Singler. This trio combined for more than 53 PPG for Duke this season.

Duke is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 NCAA Tournament games as the listed favorite. The under is 4-1 in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games as the listed favorite. Duke does have a healthy roster, as they don't have anyone reported on their injury report.

West Virginia is streaking at the perfect time, as they've won their past 10 games. It's been quite a run for this Mountaineers team, as not only have they won the Big East Conference Tournament, but they've also earned the right to play in the Final Four. West Virginia beat #1 seed Kentucky 73-66, despite being the listed underdog. The Mountaineers continue to play stifling defense, as they have held 6 of their past 7 opponents under 60 PTS. West Virginia is 31-6 SU and 17-19 ATS overall this season. The Mountaineers are 18-4 SU and 11-11 ATS away from home this season, including a perfect 11-0 SU in neutral court settings. West Virginia and Duke are a perfect 22-0 combined in neutral court settings this season. West Virginia is 2-1 both SU and ATS as the listed underdog this season. The Mountaineers have 3 Forwards that average double figures in PTS this year. F Da'Sean Butler leads the team with 17.4 PPG, and also pulls down 6.3 RPG this season.

Forwards Kevin Jones and Devin Ebanks combine for nearly 26 PPG and 15.4 RPG this season. West Virginia plays a superb 1-3-1 zone defense that really frustrates opponents. Kentucky missed their first 20 3 point shots against the Mountaineers.

The Mountaineers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games as the listed underdog. The under is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games.

Point Guard Truck Bryant has made an amazing recovery from his foot injury he sustained mere weeks ago. He is listed as doubtful for tonight's game.

Pregame.com projects the final score to be 64-62 in favor of the Duke Blue Devils. The under 131 is the Total of the Day!

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