West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Duke Blue Devils Final 4 Pick
The Duke and West Virginia will face off in what many will perceive to be the National Championship game itself, as the winner will be heavily favored when it slugs it out with a #5 seed in the title game
Both of these teams took incredibly difficult routes to reach the end of the March Madness road.
West Virginia bounced #15 Morgan State 77-50, #10 Missouri 68-59, and #11 Washington 69-56 to set up a showdown with #1 Kentucky on Saturday. Not only did the Mountaineers pass their biggest test of the season, but they passed with flying colors, winning 73-66 to make it to the school’s first Final Four in over 40 years.
The Duke Blue Devils are finally back in the Final 4, and there aren’t many in the business this time of year better than Coach K. The Dookies are also 4-0 SU and ATS in the dance, and they’ve reached this point by taking care of #16 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (73-44), #8 California (68-53), #4 Purdue (70-57), and #3 Baylor (78-71).
The pressure defense of the Mountaineers may be just a bit much for the Dookies to handle. Both of these teams love to kick up the intensity when they’re on the floor, but West Virginia just does it better than Duke does. West Virginia won an NCAA Tournament betting battle between these teams in 2008 73-67, and a similar result should be expected, as the Big East champs move on to the championship game. Grab the points!
– A few betting trends to consider:
West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of West Virginia’s last 8 games
West Virginia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke’s last 5 games
Duke is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
– Duke vs. West Virginia Final 4 Score Prediction:
West Virginia 73 – Duke 70
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