NCAA Tournament Preview: California Golden Bears vs. Duke Blue Devils

by Dirty on March 21, 2010

The fans at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena will be treated to a game between the California Golden Bears and the Duke Blue Devils when they take their seats on Sunday.

Oddsmakers currently have the Blue Devils listed as 6-point favorites versus the Golden Bears, while the game’s total is sitting at 147.

California dominated early on as they toppled Louisville 77-62 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday. California won the game as a slight 1-point favorite, and the 139 points went UNDER the posted total of 149.

Theo Robertson and Jerome Randle each had 21 points in the win.

Duke jumped out to a 19 point lead and went on to crush AR Pine Bluff 73-44 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday. Duke covered the 24.5-point spread, while the teams played UNDER the posted total of 125.5.

Kyle Singler led Duke with 22 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double.

Current streak:
Duke has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
California: 24-10 SU, 19-13-1 ATS
Duke: 30-5 SU, 19-14-1 ATS

California most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Duke most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
California is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

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