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College Basketball Odds: Duke Takes No. 1 Ranking into ACC Clash

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The Duke Blue Devils bounced back from an unexpected loss to North Carolina State last week and have reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the polls. This Saturday they’ll look to prove that they’re back there to stay with a victory over ACC rival Maryland. Can the nation’s top team live up to its college basketball odds?


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Led by the scoring duo of Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry, the Blue Devils have emerged as the team to beat in the NCAA. They’re one of a few elite programs earmarked at the top of the March Madness futures, however, Duke has high expectations to live up to.


Such expectations could be put to the test against a modest Maryland Terrapins team that’s experienced an up and down 2012-13 campaign thus far. While they kicked their season off with a narrow loss to once-esteemed Kentucky and then a 13-game win streak, the Terrapins have slipped up of late, dropping three of their last four.


That lone win, though, it’s worth noting, came against the same North Carolina State team that knocked off Duke just four days prior.


Although nobody’s lining up to label Maryland anything but underdogs against Duke when the two teams collide on the college basketball line on Saturday, it’s important not to overlook the threat that the unranked Terrapins pose.


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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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