The second game of the Elite 8 on Saturday will take place in the West Region. After knocking off top-seeded Gonzaga, the Arkansas Razorbacks will battle the Duke Blue Devils.
With a trip to the Final Four on the line, both schools will be playing inspired basketball. Will the Razorbacks continue their hot play, or will the Blue Devils keep Coach K around a little longer?
Let’s dive a bit deeper into this matchup with our Duke vs Arkansas same game parlay picks.
Please note that all March Madness odds are current as of Friday, March 25, at 10 a.m. ET from BetMGM.
Duke vs Arkansas Same Game Parlay
Parlay Odds: (+320) at BetMGM Sportsbook
- Duke Moneyline
- Total Points: OVER 143.5
- Duke Points: OVER 74.5
- Arkansas 1st-Half Points: UNDER 35.5
Wager: 1 Unit
The NCAA doesn’t want to see the Coach K farewell tour end before the Final Four, especially if there’s a chance for one last matchup against North Carolina. Arkansas’ defense is legit, but Duke is more capable of playing physically than Gonzaga was, which should be the difference in this game.
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In terms of points, the over is 7-2 in Arkansas’ last nine games and 8-1 in Duke’s last nine games. However, the Razorbacks’ offense has started games relatively slow, averaging just 30.7 first-half points per game in the NCAA Tournament so far with a high of 34.
Bet on these trends to continue for our CBB bet of the day.
Duke vs Arkansas Longshot Same Game Parlay
Parlay Odds: (+550) at BetMGM Sportsbook
- Duke -3.5
- Total Points: OVER 146.5
- Arkansas 1st-Half Points: UNDER 34.5
- Duke Points: OVER 77.5
Wager: 1 Unit
This parlay takes the same reasoning as the one above, but we made each leg slightly harder to hit to maximize our potential payout.
This game has a relatively low spread, so if it turns into a free-throw contest at the end Duke should be able to cover. They can also cover if they are simply in control.
- Read our full Duke vs Arkansas game prediction.
We’re also taking the given Over on the point total, which aligns with the trends outlined above.
The individual team totals correlate as well. The Blue Devils are coming off a 78-point game against the best defensive team in the nation, so they are more than capable of scoring that many points again.