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Duke Blue Devils 2022 March Madness Final Four Betting Prediction

By Hank Blaine

Before the NCAA Tournament’s first game, the Duke Blue Devils attracted more action to win the National Championship than any other team. Most college basketball experts expected the Blue Devils to fail to make the Elite Eight, much less the Final Four. Duke was in Gonzaga’s bracket. But those who backed the Blue Devils to win the title before the tournament began are feeling good about their wagers. Heading into the semifinals, Duke is the chalk to win the National Championship.

Nitrobetting is ready to dish out some timely assists to our bettors all throughout the 2022 March Madness season. This time, let’s check out an analysis of the Duke Blue Devils along with odds to win the 2022 National Championship and a betting prediction.

Are the Duke Blue Devils a Safe Bet in the Final Four?

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2022 Duke Blue Devils Analysis

It’s not often that a team improves in the NCAA Tournament. Usually, a team enters the tournament playing great basketball and then maintains consistency to the Final Four. Like ACC rival North Carolina, though, the Duke Blue Devils took a massive leap forward during the tournament. UNC’s leap happened in their impressive win against Marquette in the first round.

Duke’s leap occurred in the second round win versus Michigan State. At one point in the second half, MSU appeared on their way to send Coach K into retirement before the Sweet 16. But Duke turned it on late to beat the Spartans 85-76. After beating MSU, the Dookies scored 78 points versus Texas Tech’s vaunted defense in a 78-73 win. Then in the Elite Eight, Duke beat Arkansas, the team that had knocked out Gonzaga, 78-69.

Duke improved in every game. The team relies mostly on freshman Paolo Banchero. However, center Mark Williams and guards Wendell Moore Jr. and Jeremy roach and forward A.J. Griffin can all step it up, score in bunches, and grab boards.

Coach Krzyzewski requires no introduction. He’s taken his teams to more Final Fours than even the great John Wooden. Duke has become the best team in the nation before our eyes. Like every Final Four team this season, the Blue Devils can win the National Championship.

Odds on Duke to Win the 2022 National Championship

The +160 odds on the Duke Blue Devils to win the National Championship makes them the chalk. Historically, Coach K is great at getting his team to the Final Four, this is trip thirteen, but then Duke fails to cut down the nets. Coach K has just five titles in twelve trips. Duke hasn’t won the title since 2015. Also, North Carolina, Duke’s opponent on Saturday, beat the Blue Devils during the regular season. At the odds, Duke is an underlay.

Duke Blue Devils Prediction

Although a team may offer underlay odds to win the NCAA Touranment, it doesn’t mean the team won’t win the title. But in this case, the underlay odds are on a squad that should have a very difficult time beating their Final Four Semifinal rival.

Duke has turned into one of the top teams in the nation. We can even make the case that they’re the best team in the Final Four. But like Villanova, Duke didn’t have to beat the 1-seed in their region to make the Final Four. North Carolina did. Also, UNC knows Duke well and even beat the Blue Devils in the second matchup during the regular season. Finally, the Tar Heels matchup well with Duke.

So although Duke can win the title, it’s difficult seeing the Blue Devils beating their ACC rivals and playing in the National Championship tilt on Monday night. Duke bows out of the tournament in a semifinal loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels.

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