NCAA Basketball Picks - Marist Red Foxes vs Duke Blue Devils

Joe Catalano

Friday, November 11, 2016 7:13 PM UTC

Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 7:13 PM UTC

The Top-ranked Duke Blue Devils host the Marist Red Foxes in what could be a blowout, here is our exclusive NCAA Pick for this game.

Marist vs Duke126 Games and Counting

Things look somewhat bleak for the Marist Red Foxes who come into Cameron Indoor Stadium to face the highly touted Duke Blue Devils and James Naismith Award candidate, Grayson Allen. The Duke Blue Devils come into this game with 126 consecutive wins vs. non-conference opponents at home and they're a huge 29 1/2 point betting favorite in this matchup. 


Grayson Allen

While 2nd leading scorer, Brandon Ingram moved up to the next level, Allen decided to play another season at Duke, where he's flourished at the collegiate level. This is a knockdown shooter that can beat the opposition in so many different ways. He can knock down the 3-ball (41.7% from 3-point range), and is a great shooter, passer, and can rebound the basketball at 6 foot 5, 203 pounds.

Last season, Allen led the Blue Devils averaging 21.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. Offensively, expect his game to even get better as he's the go-to guy on this team when a bucket need's to be scored.


Contender For The Title.

I could mention the reliability of guard Luke Kennard (11.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg), who is a fundamentally sound player, as are most players at Duke. Duke also has major talent in the middle as senior forward, Amile Jefferson is a walking double-double with a ton of experience and Chase Jeter should see an uptick in minutes from his freshman season. In their exhibition game against Augustana, Jefferson and Jeter both played well as the Blue Devils outrebounded Augustana 59-26 with Jefferson leading Duke with 14 rebounds. Look for the Duke bigs to dominate in the paint.

This is basically a warm-up game for Duke and a complete mismatch as the Blue Devils will run the Red Foxes out of the building despite the efforts of 5th-year guard Khalid Hart, who averaged over 20 points per game for Marist last season.

Free College Basketball Pick: Duke Blue Devils -29 1/2Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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