Check out our free Maryland Eastern Shore vs Duke pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Durham. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Maryland Eastern Shore vs Duke Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 10th Betting Odds
Hawks vs Blue Devils Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks at Duke Blue Devils
- Where: Durham at Cameron Indoor Stadium
- Date: Saturday, December 10th
- Betting Odds: Maryland Eastern Shore +30, MDES +3500 | DUKE -20000 O/U 132.0
Maryland Eastern Shore will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Duke in order to snap their current 2 game losing streak. So far, the Hawks have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 0-6. For the season, Maryland Eastern Shore has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 0-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Hawks being +30 point underdogs.
Maryland Eastern Shore’s leading scorer this season is Zion Styles who is averaging 11.11 points per contest. So far, Styles has accounted for 17.33% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.78 rebounds per game and 0.78 assists. Da’Shawn Phillip is the second leading scorer for the Hawks, averaging 9.78 points per game. Between him and Phillip, they are accounting for 32.6% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Maryland Eastern Shore this season, as they are currently ranked 340th in college basketball at 66.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.1%, placing them 360th in the NCAA.
Blue Devils Preview:
Through 11 games, the Duke Blue Devils have an overall record of 9-2. So far this season, Duke has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Blue Devils as the -30 point favorites. The Blue Devils have been favored 11 times, going 9-2 straight up.
Kyle Filipowski comes into today’s game as the Blue Devils’ leading scorer at 14.91 points per contest. Not only has Filipowski been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Duke’s top rebounder at 9.27 boards per contest. Behind Filipowski, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jeremy Roach who is second on the team in scoring at 13.09 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.9% of his shots and is adding 2.36 boards per game.
So far this season, Duke has put together a strong scoring offense at 80.2 points per game (13th). This strong figure has come despite the Blue Devils playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.8% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Duke’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 48.9%
Free Spread Prediction: Duke Blue Devils -30
When analyzing this matchup between the Duke Blue Devils and the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks, we see grabbing Duke to come out on top and cover the spread. The oddsmakers have the Duke as the heavy favorite with a point spread sitting at -30. Not only only do we like the Duke’s historical performance as the favorite, as they are 3-2 vs the spread in their last 5 games when favored to win. But, they are matched up against a team that plays a similar style of basketball. So far, both Duke and Maryland Eastern Shore are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Before tip-off, go ahead and get your bet down on the Duke to win and cover the spread.