But the Zags can become the first to accomplish the feat when they face off against the Blue Devils inside T-Mobile Arena for their second straight top-five clash and third in November after facing Texas. and UCLA before.
Texas and UCLA both left town with double-digit losses averaging 16 points as Gonzaga showed his mettle. But Duke (6-0) is perhaps his most worthy challenger to date.
The Blue Devils have plenty of NBA prospects led by freshman star Paolo Banchero, who is averaging 17.8 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. They rank in the top 10 nationally in scoring margin and, like their opponent on Friday, still face a real test they haven’t been able to pass so far, setting up this which could be one of the best non-conference showdowns of the start of the season.
Here’s how you can catch the game and the picks from our staff.
How to watch Duke vs. Gonzaga live
Date: Friday November 26 | Time: 22 h 30 HE
Site: T-Mobile Arena — Las Vegas
TV: ESPN | Direct: fuboTV (Try for free)
Duke vs Gonzaga prediction, pick
Gonzaga blew the UCLA No.2 by 20 points in Vegas on Tuesday, and the outcome of his game against Texas earlier this month was never really in doubt. So bet against the Zags at your own risk. I certainly wouldn’t. I would however take the points with Duke in this game. He has a competent front line that will at the very least offer resistance to Chet Holmgren and Drew TImme in post with Banchero, Mark Williams and Theo John. And Andrew Nembhard will draw a hardcover after a breakout game with a combination of Trevor Keels and Jeremy Roach on the perimeter. Zags wins, Duke covers in a close. Prediction: Gonzaga 77, Duke 72
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