Duke Likely a No. 4 Seed in NCAA Tournament

Odds are Duke will be a 4-seed in the NCAA Tournament.

 

Duke defeated Clemson in a thriller on Wednesday in the ACC Tournament and now moves on to face No. 10 Louisville.

Louisville, at home, defeated Duke by nine in January in the teams' only meeting this season.

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Duke, ranked No. 14 by the Associated Press, likely will be a No. 4 seed in next week's NCAA Tournament, according to odds from BookMaker.eu.

The Blue Devils are -200 to be a 4-seed, meaning you'd need to bet $200 just to win $100. CBS Sports Bracketologist Jerry Palm also projects Duke as a No. 4 seed.

Duke was a 4-seed in last year's tournament and made it to the Sweet Sixteen.

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In 2015, the Blue Devils were a 1-seed and won the National Championship over Wisconsin. They've been a top seed 13 times.

If Duke gets by Louisville on Thursday, it'll get North Carolina in Friday's semis. The archrivals split the season series, each winning on its home court.

A deep run in the ACC Tournament could mean a 3-seed for Duke. At BookMaker.eu, the Devils are +350, or 7/2, to be a 3-seed.

They're +600, or 6/1, to be a 1- or 2-seed.

From BookMaker.eu: Duke Blue Devils 2017 NCAA Tournament seed:

  • 2 or lower: +600
  • 3: +350
  • 4: -200
  • 5 or higher: +150