Duke vs.  Kansas prediction, odds: 2022 Champions Classic picks, college basketball best bets from proven model

Duke vs. Kansas prediction, odds: 2022 Champions Classic picks, college basketball best bets from proven model

Blue blood programs face off on Tuesday when the No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks clash with the No. 7 Duke Blue Devils in the 2022 Champions Classic in Indianapolis. Although the teams have met just 13 times, most of the games have had a lot on the line. Eleven of the 13 matchups have been on neutral floors, while seven of the games have been NCAA Tournament battles, including three Final Fours and one NCAA title game. The Jayhawks (2-0), who are on a 13-game winning streak dating back to last season’s championship team, are coming off an 82-59 win over North Dakota State on Thursday. The Blue Devils (2-0) cruised to an 84-38 win over South Carolina Upstate on Friday.

The game from Gainbridge Field House in Indianapolis tips off at 9:30 pm ET. Kansas averaged 78.2 points per game, 25th-best in the nation last season, while Duke averaged 80.1, eighth-best. The Blue Devils are 2-point favorites in the latest Duke vs. Kansas odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 145. Duke picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past six years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of more than $1,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread.

Now, the model has set its sights on Duke vs. Kansas and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Kansas vs. Duke:

  • Duke vs. Kansas spread: Duke -1.5
  • Duke vs. Kansas over/under: 145 points
  • Duke vs. Kansas money line: Duke -130, Kansas +110
  • DUKE: The Blue Devils are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games overall
  • KU: The under is 6-1 in the Jayhawks’ last five games following a straight-up win
  • Duke vs. Kansas picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why Kansas can cover

Freshman guard Gradey Dick has been an important addition to the program. In 28.7 minutes per game, Dick is averaging 17.5 points, four rebounds and two assists per game. He scored 23 points on 9 of 13 shooting, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, is his collegiate debut against Omaha on Nov. 7. He is a two-time Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year, earning the honor at Wichita Collegiate in 2019-20 and at Sunrise Christian Academy in 2021-22. As a senior at Sunrise, Dick averaged 17.9 points and 5.2 rebounds, while shooting 51.3% from the field and 46.7% from 3-point range.

Also boosting the Jayhawks is redshirt senior Kevin McCullar Jr., who is averaging eight points, five rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. The Texas Tech transfer has started both games for Kansas, and leads the team with four steals and three blocked shots. McCullar started the last two seasons at Texas Tech, and the final six games of his redshirt freshman year. He entered Kansas with 676 points, 351 rebounds, 151 assists and 110 steals.

Why Duke can cover

Freshman forward Mark Mitchell is off to a fast start to his collegiate career. In two starts, he is averaging 15.5 points, four rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He is hitting on 54.2% of his shots from the floor, including 50% from 3-point range. A four-star power forward out of Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas, he was ranked as the No. 26 overall player and No. 3 at his position in the ESPN 100 class of 2022 rankings. He was also named to the Sports Illustrated All-America Second Team in his senior season.

Also helping power the Blue Devils is junior guard Jeremy Roach. He is second on the team in scoring at 13 points, and is dishing out six assists and three rebounds per game. Roach, the only returning starter from the 2022 Final Four team, is connecting on 50% of his field goals, including 46.2% from 3-point range. Duke is 6-0 when Roach hits three or more 3-pointers in a game. The first-team All-ACC preseason selection was voted the team’s only captain for 2022-2023.

How to make Duke vs. Kansas picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 148 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations. You can see the picks here.

So who wins Kansas vs. Duke? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.

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