Duke Vs CSU Fullerton: NCAA Tournament First Round Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – March 18, 2022

Written By Ryan Minion on March 15, 2022

The No. 2 seed Duke Blue Devils (28-6) and the No. 15 seed CSU Fullerton Titans (21-10) will meet in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at 7:10 PM. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Blue Devils’ (-2500 to win on the moneyline) game against the Titans (+1200).

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Duke vs CSU Fullerton Betting Odds

Duke vs CSU Fullerton Betting Analysis

When Duke has the basketball, it will look to run their offense through their front court, specifically to either Paolo Banchero or Wendell Moore. Duke, who enters this game having lost two of their last four games including a double-digit loss to Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament, will be looking to make a statement versus 15-seed Cal State Fullerton.

When Cal State Fullerton has possession, it will be looking to get the ball into the hands of their leading scorer, forward EJ Anosike (16.5 PPG, 8+ RPG). However, the Titans offense is not a very efficient one, as CSF ranks below the top 200 in 2PT%, 3PT%, and also Effective FG%. The Titans also rank outside the top 300 in three-pointers attempted, and are up against a top-60 defense in three-point shots allowed. That said, Cal State Fullerton must score the majority of their points inside the paint, where they will be met with Duke’s freshman forward duo.

There is sufficient value to play a motivated Blue Devils team as an 18-point favorite over Cal State Fullerton.

Duke Offense Vs. CSU Fullerton Defense

Duke Offense Stats (Rank) CSU Fullerton Defense
80.2 (9) Points/Gm 66.2 (87)
67.6 (195) Possessions/Game 68.1 (145)
48.9 (8) Field Goal % 43.7 (201)
36.8 (39) 3PT % 37.7 (350)
55.6 (17) Effective FG % 50.9 (244)
58.6 (20) True Shooting % 52.6 (184)

CSU Fullerton Offense Vs. Duke Defense

CSU Fullerton Offense Stats (Rank) Duke Defense
70.3 (197) Points/Gm 67.1 (117)
66.2 (271) Possessions/Game 67.9 (131)
44.7 (131) Field Goal % 41.7 (92)
33 (229) 3PT % 31.4 (70)
49.7 (214) Effective FG % 47 (59)
54.8 (125) True Shooting % 49 (24)

Duke Betting Insights

  • Duke has won 20 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 14 times.
  • The Blue Devils have an ATS record of 7-2 when playing as at least 17.5-point favorites this season.
  • Duke and its opponents have combined to go over the point total 19 out of 34 times this season.
  • In 18 games this season, Duke and its opponents have scored more than 143.5 combined points.
  • Blue Devils games this year have an average point total of 145.5, 2.0 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

CSU Fullerton Betting Insights

  • CSU Fullerton has won 16 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover or pushing 13 times.
  • CSU Fullerton’s games have hit the over 12 out of 29 times this year.
  • CSU Fullerton has played eight games this season that have gone over 143.5 combined points scored.
  • Titans outings this season have a 137.1-point average over/under, 6.4 fewer points than this game’s total.
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Duke Key Players

  • The Blue Devils points and rebounds leader is Paolo Banchero. He averages 17 points per game and grabs 7.9 rebounds.
  • Duke’s assists leader is Wendell Moore, who dishes out 4.6 per game.
  • AJ Griffin is the top three-point shooter for the Blue Devils, knocking down 1.9 per game.
  • Moore leads the team with 1.4 steals per game. Mark Williams collects 2.8 blocks a contest to pace Duke.

CSU Fullerton Key Players

  • E.J. Anosike is at the top of the Titans scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 16.5 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game this season.
  • Damari Milstead puts in work handing out assists and is CSU Fullerton’s assist leader with 2.8 per game.
  • Milstead is tops from three-point range for the Titans, knocking down 1.5 treys per game.
  • Nobody on CSU Fullerton grabs more steals than Milstead (two per game) or blocks more shots than Vincent Lee (0.4 per game).

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