College Basketball Picks – Duke Blue Devils to get Tested by Temple Owls in Philly
Written by North Shore Sports, Inc.
Here at Bookmaker Sportsbook, we’re always keeping a close eye on the hardwood, and this week, we’re set to make our college basketball picks in this duel of big time power conference schools, as the Duke Blue Devils take on the Temple Owls.
On Wednesday, January 4th at 7:00 ET, the Duke Blue Devils (12-1, 6-7 ATS) and Temple Owls (9-3, 5-7 ATS) will get it on at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. Here at Bookmaker Sportsbook, our college basketball picks for this duel are all set! The telecast will be shown nationally on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.
All season long, the Owls have been challenging themselves with a heck of a schedule just to prepare for this game against the Dookies. They only played three true home games and a heck of a lot of road tests, thus coming home to take on the Blue Devils should be a great litmus test to see whether they really have the ability to compete with the big boys before the A-10 season starts.
This year, the Owls seem to be a lot more of an offensive team, which is going to serve them well going against the Blue Devils, who obviously have the ability to fly up and down the floor when their athleticism takes over. Ramon Moore, Khalif Wyatt and Juan Fernandez are all Temple’s sharpshooters, and they can all stroke it from anywhere on the court, which makes this team dangerous for those making college basketball betting picks.
The Blue Devils basically spent the month of December destroying teams from mid-major conferences. They made for great college basketball wagering picks with dominating wins against the likes of the Penn Quakers (by 30), Western Michigan Broncos (by 40), UNC Greensboro Spartans (by 27), and Colorado State Rams (by 23).
However, this is a totally different Temple team that Duke is running up against, and Coach K is sure to be warning his team of how dangerous this one is. The Blue Devils are still allowing almost 70 points per game, and they aren’t a particularly deep team. Though it never seems to bite them in the rear, the Devils could always be in some problems if they get into foul trouble. That would be the best way for them to fail for those making college basketball wagering picks on them.
College Basketball Betting Pick – Duke and Temple don’t quite play each other every year, but they do meet quite a bit. The Blue Devils are undefeated at 9-0 SU and 5-4 ATS in this series dating back to 1996. They do have two solid meetings here in the City of Brotherly Love, winning in ’08 and ’06 both SU and ATS, but we just don’t think that this third meeting in Philly is going to be so nice. The Owls are a lot better than their 9-3 record suggests, and they’re at the very least going to give the Dookies a major run for their money come Wednesday night.
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