Storied franchises collide at the State Farm Champions Classic in Atlanta as the #8 Duke Blue Devils tip off against the #3 Kentucky Wildcats. College basketball odds are at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Duke Blue Devils started their 2012-2013 campaign with a victory against Georgia St, but failed to cover the 19.5 point spread by the hook. Dating back to last year, they have lost seven in a row against the spread.
The defending National Champion Kentucky Wildcats opened up by squeezing out a three point win against Maryland. Their defense held Maryland to only 33% field goal shooting, and they needed every stop they got.
Duke is a 3 ½ point favorite, and they typically strive in these early season neutral site games. Kentucky gave up a ton of offensive boards in their game against the Terps, leading to 75 FGA for the night. Look for Duke to take advantage of that. Take the Devils – 3 ½ at best online sportsbooks.