The Duke basketball team battles Iowa in an anticipated neutral site showdown.
The lights shine the brightest on the Duke basketball program and there are no bigger lights in the sport than those at Madison Square Garden.
The No. 15 Blue Devils (8-2, 1-0 ACC) will face the Iowa Hawkeyes (6-1) and its potent offense on Tuesday night in New York City in the Jimmy V Classic as Jon Scheyer’s team looks to defeat a Big Ten team for the second time in a three game stretch.
Duke took down No. 25 Ohio State in Cameron Indoor Stadium last Wednesday after that game came on the heels of a loss to then No. 24 Purdue in the Phil Knight Legacy Tournament Championship.
Scheyer watched his team dominate Boston College on Saturday in its first conference game of the season, but rust could become a problem for the Blue Devils.
Duke only plays a total of five games in the month of December and from December 10 through December 31 the team only takes the court three times.
Iowa will prove to be a huge challenge for the Blue Devils because of its All-American candidate Kris Murry, averaging 21.0 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.
Duke Injury Report vs. Iowa
Duke remains healthy entering Madison Square Garden to face Iowa on Tuesday night.
The Blue Devils have not had a player miss a game since Dariq Whitehead retuned from his broken foot on November 18 vs. Delaware.
Duke vs. Iowa Odds: Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick
WynnBET’s college basketball odds lists Duke as a 2.5-point favorite against Iowa while the total is set at 146.5.
Duke is listed at -140 on the moneyline odds while Iowa is at +120.
The game should be a contrast of styles as the Blue Devil defense has been further along than its offense but Iowa has been scoring on opponents at will this season, averaging 86.4 points per game.
Duke is only allowing opponents to score 58.7 points per contest.
The Blue Devils should also have a major advantage in the paint and on the backboards with 7-footers Dereck Lively II and Kyle Filipowski as Iowa does not have a player in its main rotation taller than 6-foot-9.
Duke must limit the shooting from the Hawkeyes as that would be the only equalizer the team has to neutralize the height mismatch if the Blue Devils are able to limit the potent Kris Murray.
Things just seem to be favoring the ACC program in this matchup as we will take Duke to win outright and cover the 2.5-point spread while the total will go over the number listed.
What Channel is the Duke Game On?
The game will be broadcasted at approximately 9:30 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.
Duke vs. Iowa Live Stream
Tuesday’s Duke basketball game can be streamed live on Fubo TV.
Duke Basketball Next Game and Schedule
Saturday, December 10 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (5:30p.m. ET)
Tuesday, December 20 at. Wake Forest (6:30p.m. ET)
Saturday, December 31 vs. Florida State (2:00p.m. ET)