Duke vs. Virginia Odds, Predictions: The Pick for Charlottesville’s NCAA Baseball Super Regional
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Duke vs. Virginia Odds
Similar to Florida-South Carolina, this All-ACC Super Regional was played the last weekend of April in Charlottesville. Duke won the first and third games of the series after being led by starters Alex Gow and Andrew Healy, respectively.
Game 2 was taken by the Cavaliers with ace Nick Parker on the mound. The biggest question heading into Disharoon Park is how taxed the Blue Devils' pitching staff is.
Virginia wrapped up its Regional in three games, while Duke played into Monday with 69 pitches coming from Gow’s second start of the weekend.
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The odds are against Duke after using Gow twice and taxing the bullpen for more than 300 pitches through Monday with a quick turnaround to this Friday's Super Regional.
Gow is expected to be held for Saturday, leaving Parker a projected -135 favorite over Healy. Those projections grow to -200 for the Cavaliers with starters Brian Edgington and Connelly Early going against the Blue Devils' Gow and Jason White.
The initial game of the series is juiced higher on Parker. With closer James Tallon missing from the Regional, an already taxed bullpen will see more heavy usage with Healy expected to last no longer than three innings.
Take the Wahoos to win the series and cement a spot in Omaha against the Gainesville winner.
Series: Virginia -205 or Better