NCAA Basketball Picks: Duke vs Lehigh Odds
- Updated: March 16, 2012
Duke vs Lehigh Odds: Despite being a David vs Goliath battle of sorts the Duke vs Lehigh Odds are modestly favoring the Blue Devils as modest dozen point and change favorites. The 7:15 PM tip-off will showcase the ACC powerhouse Duke (27-6 SU 13-20 ATS) Blue Devils but does the Patriot League champion Lehigh (26-7 SU 7-1 ATS) squad have enough juice to cover the line? Below is an in-depth look from our March Madness Predictions network.
The Duke vs Lehigh Odds have Duke as -12.5 favorites on the Sports Odds at BOVADA CASINO
NCAA Basketball Picks Analysis: Austin Rivers and company will get their share of points but the little things that unheralded Lehigh does will help them cover the spread. Duke’s size advantage isn’t overwhelming despite their conference class and quietly Lehigh shoots at a sharp clip from the line hitting 77.4% of their free throws. Lehigh also has covered the spread in 87.5% of their games while the “public” Duke squad has only covered in 36% of their contests. The Duke vs Lehigh Odds Total is at 148.5 on the Sports Odds.
Duke has been out of sync lately and Lehigh will be able to touch their defense in spots well enough to keep things close. Lehigh has been able to do this twice against common level opponents in St. John’s and Michigan State and will do it again here.
March Madness Predictions Play: Lehigh +12.5 Sports Odds (1 UNIT $100 to win $90)
Duke vs Lehigh Odds Tale-Of-The-Tape
Starting 5 Average Height: 6’4 3/4″
Offensive PPG: 74.8
Defensive PPG: 69.8
Free Throw %: 77.4
Rebounds Per Game: 61.2
Last 5 Games PPG Differential: +11.2
Starting 5 Average Height: 6’5″1/2″
Offensive PPG: 77.5
Defensive PPG: 68.5
Rebounds Per Game: 65.5
Free Throw %: 70.2%
Last 5 Games PPG Differential: – 0.8