Duke NCAA Tournament Odds
March 30th, 2015

The Blue Devils didn’t disappoint in Houston, as Duke knocked of Utah 63-57 in the Sweet 16 and Gonzaga 66-52 in the Elite 8 to advance to the Final Four in Indianapolis. The Blue Devils are now just two more wins away from celebrating another national championship. First up is Saturday’s Final Four showdown against Michigan State, who they beat in non-conference lay 81-71 back in the middle of November. While Duke’s odds to win it all have dropped from 15/2 (+750) to 13/4 (+325), I like the value with the Blue Devils. This is a team that’s certainly capable of beating Michigan State and following it up with a win over Kentucky or Wisconsin (won at Wisconsin 80-70 in non-conference play).

Odds to Win the NCAA Tournament: 13/4

March 24th, 2015

After getting knocked out in the first round by No. 14 seed Mercer in last year’s tournament, Duke has came out looking like a team on a mission in 2015. The Blue Devils followed up a 85-56 rout of No. 16 Robert Morris with a 68-49 thrashing of No. 8 San Diego State. The Blue Devils odds to win it all have dropped from to 9/1 to 15/2. While Duke certainly looks like a team that’s capable of winning it all and are on the opposite side of the bracket as Kentucky, Wisconsin and Arizona, they have a couple of difficult games ahead of them against Utah and most likely Gonzaga just to make the Final 4. With that said, their ability to shoot the 3-pointer at a high success rate makes them worth a look, as that’s the one thing you have to be able to do to knock of Kentucky.

Odds to Win the NCAA Tournament: 15/2