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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Duke is favored in tonight's contest, as the Blue Devils are getting odds of -2 points against Michigan State.

No. 2 games six times, with a 3-3 record in those. - Kentucky barely beat Utah Valley and Vermont in their first two games, proving this year's crop of freshman still has a lot of work to do. So can the Blue Devils come away with the win?


The win is Krzyzewski's 1073rd overall, which is the most-ever for a coach in men's Division I college basketball history behind former Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim with 1,005 wins. Duke will counter with four five-star freshman - led by Marvin Bagley Jr. - and Grayson Allen, who, in this one-and-done generation, seems like he's been in a Blue Devils uniform forever. Everyone is familiar with Miles Bridges after he turned down a likely lottery selection in this year's NBA Draft to return to school for his sophomore season. Neither team will pass the victor of the Michigan State-Duke game, and the loser should remain in the top 10.

In between the two games, ESPN will also air a showcase of the latest College Football Playoff rankings, expected to air around 9 PM ET. Bridges seems to be just about everyone's preseason national Player of the Year, while Bagley is now near the top of the vast majority of 2018 NBA mock drafts. In the season opening win over North Florida, he scored 20 points, while playing 27 minutes. (13.0), Cassius Winston (12.0). I think the Spartans will take their learning experiences from a year ago and turn it into some big wins this year.


This is going to be a great basketball game. The annual double-header featuring four of the sport's most prominent names has unofficially served as the season's first major event since its inception in 2011. In the end though, the talent of Duke is going to come through strong.

The opener pits the top two-ranked teams in the country, when No. 2 Michigan State takes on No. 1 Duke in the Champions Classic in Chicago. Get your 100% signup bonus today.


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