Tuesday, November 14, 2017

State Farm Champions Classic: Duke Takes on Michigan State

State Farm Champions Classic

Top Ranked Duke and 2nd Ranked Michigan State Meet in Champions Classic

The Michigan State Spartans and the Duke Blue Devils will open the 2017 State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday when they battle at United Center. Duke's young standouts will have their first test when the top-ranked Blue Devils meet No. 2 Michigan State.

Tonight will be an introduction to the country of some of these new college stars. Both games will be full of them.

Oddsmakers opened the Blue Devils as -1.5-point favorites versus the Spartans, while the game's total opened at 156. The total has inched up to 158 while the spread has stayed the same.

The teams met in a 2015 Final Four game. Duke won, freshman Grayson Allen making an impact off the bench. Duke won again last year at home in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Allen scoring a game-high 24 points.

Duke leads the series 11-2, winning the past six meetings.

Champions Classic Ready for Duke's Young Guns

Duke tuned up with home romps against Elon and Utah Valley. Mike Krzyzewski has now coached a team ranked No. 1 in 225 games. Coach K also won his 1,000th career game.

Duke freshman guard Trevon Duval has 20 assists and one turnover over his first two games.

Allen a senior and is the only Duke player to play in last year's Michigan State game.

Duke has been in No. 1 vs. No. 2 games six times. They have a 3-3 record. That includes the 1999 Final Four semifinal win over the Spartans.

Spartans Have Young Talent for Champions Classic as Well

Michigan State was a 98-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against the North Florida Ospreys. They covered the -31.5-point spread as favorites.

Miles Bridges is a preseason All-American who scored 20 points to go with 10 rebounds in the season opener. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the top newcomer for the Spartans

Michigan State is 1-1 when involved in a game with the top two teams, with the victory four years ago in the Champions Classic against No. 1 Kentucky.

Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Michigan State1-01-00001-00-01-01-00-0

Power Stats

Assists Turnovers



Team Records

Michigan State Spartans

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 101-01-00-01-01-00-098.0066.0032.00
vs Conf0-00-00-00-00-00-

Duke Blue Devils

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 102-02-00-01-01-00-098.0068.5029.50
vs Conf0-00-00-00-00-00-

Champions Classic Supergrid

Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense98.003968.50121
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense98.004066.00100

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Michigan State1-84-4-17-268.0031.4444.4032.7846/1346.00

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Nov 29, 2016MICHS69DUKE78-13MICHS144.5OMICHSMICHSDUKE353549.145.539335/167/2638
Apr 4, 2015MICHS61DUKE81-5.5DUKE138ODUKEDUKEMICHS2536405233367/202/1049
Nov 18, 2014MICHS71DUKE81-8.5DUKE144.5ODUKEMICHSDUKE3340505435255/207/1426
Mar 29, 2013MICHS61DUKE71-2DUKE133UDUKEMICHSDUKE31324040.833293/127/1863
Nov 15, 2011MICHS69DUKE74-7.5MICHS140OMICHSMICHSDUKE333444.143.632314/1210/21812
Dec 1, 2010MICHS79DUKE84-10MICHS150OMICHSMICHSMICHS343849.247.237319/177/16711
Mar 25, 2005MICHS78DUKE68-4MICHS142.5ODUKEMICHSDUKE323241.543.137315/147/231311
Nov 30, 2004MICHS74DUKE81-7Push148ODUKEDUKEDUKE364444.25124307/1511/2035
Dec 3, 2003DUKE72MICHS50-3DUKE139UDUKEDUKEDUKE382459.24031255/141/8168
Mar 27, 1999MICHS62DUKE68-11MICHS147UPushPush0000//

Champions Classic Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Michigan State Spartans

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Nov 10, 2017N.FLA98-66W-31.5150.5W/O57.3878.123H
Mar 19, 2017KANSA70-90L7.5148.5L/O43.8670.598A
Mar 17, 2017MIAMI78-58W1.5126.5W/O56.6085.716A
Mar 10, 2017MINN58-63L1.5137.5L/U32.7670.006A
Mar 9, 2017PENST78-51W-6138W/U49.1266.6710H

Duke Blue Devils

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Nov 11, 2017UTVAL99-69W53.4264.7110H
Nov 10, 2017ELON97-68W-19.5156W/O55.4127.2712H
Mar 19, 2017S.CAR81-88L-6.5145L/O41.5193.1010H
Mar 17, 2017TROY87-65W-19.5155W/U46.7769.5713H
Mar 11, 2017ND75-69W-4.5148.5W/U60.7866.675A

Next up:
Michigan State home to Stony Brook Sunday, November 19
Duke home to Southern Friday, November 17

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