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The Duke Blue Devils have one of the most talented college basketball teams in recent memory and are easily one of the biggest favorites to win a national championship that we've seen in a long time. However, they just lost to a very good Gonzaga team and are no longer the No. 1 team in the nation. 


But the oddsmakers, like โ€‹FanDuel Sportsbook, don't seem to care. 

Gonzaga still sits at No. 2 thanks to victories over Arizona and Duke, but the Blue Devils not only continue to be the favorites, their odds have actually improved. Nearly everyone dropped this week because we're still early in the season, but Duke lost a game and it didn't hurt their odds.


There is just something that feels wrong about Gonzaga beating Duke and somehow not even closing the gap the slightest bit when it comes to the odds. Hopefully, those two teams meet up again in March where they can decide the national championship on the court once and for all. 


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