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Duke vs Kansas Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 15 (Defense Prevails at State Farm Champions Classic)

Devon Platana
Duke vs. Kansas prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Duke vs. Kansas prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Ben McKeown
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Duke vs Kansas Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 7 Duke Blue Devils (2-0) vs. No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks (2-0)
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse — Indianapolis, IN
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Tuesday, Nov. 15 with another slate of games, including the annual State Farm Champions Classic. One of the matchups from the four-team event pits the No. 7 Duke Blue Devils against the No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks.

Both sides have opened the campaign with matching 2-0 records, meaning one side will suffer its first defeat. Can Duke continue its hot start to the new season? Or will Kansas prove to be too tough to handle yet again?

Duke vs Kansas Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: DUKE: (-122) | KU: (-104)
Spread: DUKE: -0.5 (-115) | KU: +0.5 (-105)
Total: 144.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Duke enters this contest as the slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 144.5 points, which is about average compared to Tuesday's projected totals.

Duke vs Kansas Prediction & Pick

Two of the most storied teams in college basketball, Duke and Kansas have engaged in plenty of battles over the years. While the two sides have each one four of the last eight meetings, it's been the Jayhawks who've gone 3-1 straight up in the last quartet of collisions.

The odds point to this being a close game, which is unsurprising. Eleven of the 13 all-time Duke-Kansas matchups have been decided by a single-digit margin, including seven of the last eight.

Having said that, I'm going with the Jayhawks winning another close one on Tuesday. Though both schools have looked great to begin the campaign, Kansas has been the more efficient of the duo, shooting 50.4% from the field and 38.1% from three-point range compared to Duke's 44.9% and 34.0% marks, respectively.

Throw in the fact that the Blue Devils have also been coughing up the ball 12.5 times per game and it's easier to trust the Jayhawks. Give me Kansas winning this one by a slim margin.

Final Score Prediction: Kansas: 74 | Duke: 70

Duke vs Kansas Betting Trends

- Duke is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games against the Big 12.
- Kansas is 11-1 straight up in its last 12 games against the ACC.
- The total has hit the under in five of Duke's last seven games against Kansas.
- The total has hit the under in four of Kansas' last six games.

Duke vs Kansas Best Bet

Though I'm expecting a competitive affair, I'm backing the under on the 144.5-point total. It's a small sample size, but Duke and Kansas both have top-20 scoring offenses to begin the season, with the Blue Devils ranked No. 1 (41.0 PPG).

On top of that, the total has gone under in five of the last seven Duke-Kansas matchups, finishing below 144.5 points in eight of their 13 all-time meetings. In other words, expect history to repeat itself tonight.

Bet: Under 144.5 Points (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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