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Wed 11/10 | 2:30 AM UTC | New York
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Kentucky Wildcats 5-1, 3-3 ATS
UK +2.5
UK +125
Over 148.5
Duke Blue Devils 7-0, 4-2 ATS
DUKE -2.5
DUKE -145
Under 148.5

Expert Picks

Kentucky 71 @ Duke 79 | 11/10 | 2:30 AM UTC

Duke -1

WIN

ANALYSIS: Obviously it's a challenge handicapping a college basketball team's first game of the season -- this is part of the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden -- and both these programs hugely underachieved last season. Duke does bring three starters back and should have the best player on the floor in freshman Paolo Banchero, very possibly the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. UK might be without one key transfer in Iowa's CJ Fredrick, a great three-point shooter. Then there's the Mike Krzyzewski factor. You think his players don't want to win Coach K's final-ever season opener? Tuesday marks Coach K's 1,400th game as Duke's head coach. The Blue Devils are 39-2 in season openers under Krzyzewski, including winning 21 straight. Welcome back college hoops!

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Matt Severance

Severance Pays
+291 4-1 IN LAST 5 CBB PICKS

Season Splits

5-1, 3-3 ATS
7-0, 4-2 ATS
All Games
ALL
All Games
0-0
0-0
On Road or Neutral
LOCATION
On Road or Neutral
0-0
0-0
As Underdog or PK
STATUS
As Favorite
0-0
0-0
When Spread was +1 to +5
SPREAD
When Spread was -5 to -1
0-0
0-0
As Road Underdog
LOCATION & STATUS
Favored on Road or Neutral
0-0
0-0
vs Teams That Win 50-65% of Games
OPP WIN%
vs Teams That Win <50% of Games
0-0
0-0
vs Teams Allowing 67 to 72 PPG
OPP DEFENSE
vs Teams Allowing 67 to 72 PPG
0-0
0-0
After 4+ Days Off
REST
After 4+ Days Off
0-0
0-0
vs DUKE
HEAD TO HEAD
vs UK
0-0
0-0