5 Bold Predictions For Duke vs. Louisville In ACC Showdown

By RantSports Staff

The Duke Blue Devils will take on the Louisville Cardinals next, and the marquee matchups clearly never stop in the ACC. While Duke is battling for a comfortable spot in the 2016 NCAA tournament, Louisville can only play spoiler at this time thanks to that whole postseason ban.

Nonetheless, we give you five bold predictions for this top 25 matchup.

And remember, these predictions are bold for a reason — we’re taking a long shot here.

5 Bold Predictions For Duke vs. Louisville In ACC Showdown
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5. Damion Lee Leads All Scorers

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Damion Lee is averaging 16.5 points per game, so he can definitely make the points rain in. However, Duke has two lethal scorers who are both averaging 17+ points per game — and that's where the bold part comes in.

5. Damion Lee Leads All Scorers

Damion Lee is averaging 16.5 points per game, so he can definitely make the points rain in. However, Duke has two lethal scorers who are both averaging 17+ points per game — and that's where the bold part comes in.

4. Marshall Plumlee Goes Into Double-Double Mode

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Heck, Marshall Plumlee is averaging right around a double-double with 8.2 PPG and 8.3 RPG, but we are thinking a 12 and 12 game for the big man.

4. Marshall Plumlee Goes Into Double-Double Mode

Heck, Marshall Plumlee is averaging right around a double-double with 8.2 PPG and 8.3 RPG, but we are thinking a 12 and 12 game for the big man.

3. Duke Fails To Crack 70-Point Mark

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This prediction has bold written all over it when you consider the fact that Duke is putting up a whopping 83.1 PPG, but the boldness dies down quite a bit when you consider that Louisville is only allowing 60.7 PPG.

3. Duke Fails To Crack 70-Point Mark

This prediction has bold written all over it when you consider the fact that Duke is putting up a whopping 83.1 PPG, but the boldness dies down quite a bit when you consider that Louisville is only allowing 60.7 PPG.

2. Grayson Allen Is Held To Under 15 Points

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If Louisville plans on winning and if the Blue Devils are going to put up a dud in the scoring department, then Grayson Allen probably has to have an off game.

2. Grayson Allen Is Held To Under 15 Points

If Louisville plans on winning and if the Blue Devils are going to put up a dud in the scoring department, then Grayson Allen probably has to have an off game.

1. Louisville Makes Us Wonder What If With Another Marquee Victory

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If the Cardinals actually pull off this victory, they will have knocked off North Carolina and Duke (among others), and many people will likely wonder how much damage this team could have done in the Big Dance if they were allowed to partake.

1. Louisville Makes Us Wonder What If With Another Marquee Victory

If the Cardinals actually pull off this victory, they will have knocked off North Carolina and Duke (among others), and many people will likely wonder how much damage this team could have done in the Big Dance if they were allowed to partake.

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