NCAA Men's Basketball Picks For Tonight's #1 and #2 Ranked Teams!
It is Thursday, December 20, 2012 and tonight both the #1 ranked Duke Blue Devils and the #2 Michigan Wolverines will be on the court. The Blue Devils 10-0 on the year will be hosting the Elon Phoenix 6-4. The Michigan Wolverines are 11-0 and will be hosting the East Michigan Eagles 6-3. It is time to talk about these two games and determine how the Blue Devils and Wolverines will fare tonight.
The Elon Phoenix at the Duke Blue Devils
The Duke Blue Devils are coming off of a 88-47 thumping of Cornell last night and are hoping to produce some of the same action again tonight in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Seth Curry, the senior guard, poured in 20 points and Mason Plumlee, the senior forward, dumped in 18. Plumlee has hit over 64% of his shots this season, which places him in the top ten in the nation. The Elon Phoenix on the other hand have had their problems. They have dropped the last 3 of 5, losing last to Massachusetts on Saturday 78-73. They have only averaged 69 points per game this season , while the Blue Devils have averaged around 80. Duke beat Elon in their last meeting back in 2010 by 26 points and are expected to win by over 20 again because Elon is having trouble putting points on the board. I like the Blue Devils in this one by 21.
The East Michigan Eagles at the Michigan Wolverines
The Crisler Center will heat up tonight when the Wolverines host their East Michigan neighbors. The Wolverines have not been taking any prisoners this season defeating every foe by an average of more than 20 points per game. Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 27 and 25 points respectively in the 81-66 blowout Saturday of West Virginia. Things don't look good for the East Michigan Eagles who have dropped a half dozen straight to the Wolverines by a 26 point or more average. The last time the Eagles beat the Wolverines was 15 years ago by the score of 89-83. The Eagles only average 57.2 points per game while the Wolverines produce 78.2. Expect another big blowout in this one. I like the Wolverines by 24.
Don't look for any changes in the #1 and #2 rankings after tonight. You can bet on these two teams to come out victorious once again. Until we meet again, may your betting be better and remember to always be a good sport.