Jack's Free Pick Monday: Duke -30
UNC Greensboro vs. Duke,
12/19/2011 19:00 EDT,
Score: 63 - 90
Point Spread: -30/-105 Duke
The Duke Blue Devils had all last week off for Finals Week. They have not played since 12/10 and will be well-rested and ready to go tonight. Getting done with Finals is a huge relief, and I look for these Duke players to come out relaxed and with new life Monday.
Duke has managed to get through a very brutal schedule at 9-1 this season. Their only loss came at Ohio State, but they have beaten very good teams in Tennessee, Michigan, Kansas, Michigan State, Davidson and Washington thus far. This UNC-Greensboro team is the worst that they have faced all year.
Greensboro is 2-9 on the season. Their only wins have come against UNC-Pembroke and Towson State (0-10). They have played some tough teams on the road this season. Greensboro lost at Tennessee 63-92 and at Georgetown 45-86. Those two losses came by an average of 35.0 points, and Duke is a far better team than both Tennessee and Georgetown. I look for the Blue Devils to roll by 35-plus tonight.
Duke is 7-0 SU & 6-0 ATS in their last 7 meetings with UNC-Greensboro. They won all seven meetings by 27 or more points, including six times by 33 or more points. The Blue Devils won 108-62 last year at Greensboro as a 33-point favorite. Bet Duke Monday.