Duke vs. Appalachian State Prediction and Odds: Bet the Big Underdog

Duke Blue Devils guard Trevor Keels.
Duke Blue Devils guard Trevor Keels. / Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Duke Blue Devils are in action on Thursday night, playing host to the Appalachian State Mountaineers.

Duke is laying a big number, can they cover against a methodical App State offense that protects the rock and cleans the glass? Let's check out the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook and find the best bet.

Appalachian State vs. Duke Odds, Spread and Total


  • Appalachian State: +21.5 (-110)
  • Duke: -21.5 (-110)


  • Appalachian State: N/A
  • Duke: N/A


  • 138 (Over -110/Under -110)

Appalachian State vs. Duke Prediction and Pick

It may not be super fun, but this matchup should set up for an App State cover.

The Mountaineers play at a methodical pace, 321st in adjusted tempo per Ken Pom, and are also inside the top 35 in turnover rate and opponent's offensive rebounding rate.

Even though the team is not an elite mid-major, they do the little things well that maximize their possessions such as limit easy chances and overall possessions.

Duke may be able to overpower their lesser opponent, but App State does a good job of defending the 3-point line, allowing opponents to shoot below 30% from beyond the arc, and it doesn't foul very much, so I'll take my chances on the Mountaineers to stay within this massive number.

LEAN: Appalachian State +21.5