Auburn-Duke Betting Preview: Can Tigers Hang With Zion Williamson & Co.?


USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Zion Williamson (left), Jared Harper (right).

Nov 20, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
  • The No. 1 Duke Blue Devils will face No. 8 Auburn in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
  • Duke is listed as a 10.5-point betting favorite.

While we’re only in November, Auburn-Duke provides a March-like feel to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.

Which team should you side with? Let’s breakdown the highly-anticipated duel between two top-10 programs.

Auburn-Duke Betting

  • Spread: Duke -10.5
  • Over/under: 168.5
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN

>> All odds as of 2:45 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time college basketball odds and track your bets.

Much of Auburn’s hopes for an upset — and a cover for its backers — depend on junior Jared Harper. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound point guard must be able to stick with Tre Jones, one of Duke’s heralded freshmen.

If he requires help on Jones’ drives, R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish already have a major advantage.