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Duke vs. Arkansas prediction and pick for Saturday's Elite Eight game between the two. In Coach K's final ever Elite Eight game, can the Blue Devils pull off the win and make another trip to the Final Four?

Duke vs. Arkansas Prediction: Will Duke Make One Last Trip to the Final Four for Coach K?

The Duke Blue Devils will take on the Arkansas Razorbacks for the rights to a trip to the Final Four. If it feels like Duke has been in a lot of Final Fours and Elite Eights, it's because they have. Coach K has led this program for decades now, making them the standard of college basketball.

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Duke vs. Arkansas Prediction

The team who will try to take them down tonight reigns from the SEC, led by well-traveled head coach Eric Musselman. Musselman, a former NBA coach, has done a great job with this Arkansas program, making them one of the toughest teams in the SEC. They are known for their defense and athleticism across the board. Arkansas took down the No. 1 team in the nation when they beat the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday night. Gonzaga led for the majority of the first half, but Arkansas made a run late in the first half to take the lead and never really looked back. Their defense in the tournament is the main reason they are winning games as they held the best offense in the nation to under seventy points. They will be tasked with holding down another great offense tonight in the Duke Blue Devils, who are led by future lottery pick Paolo Banchero. Banchero has been as good as advertised this season and will have to step up again tonight to beat this tough Arkansas team. Duke has five players projected in the first round in the upcoming NBA Draft, so this is a loaded roster from top to bottom. The player who really stepped up in their win over Texas Tech was guard Jeremy Roach. Roach closed the game hotter than the left sink handle to lead Duke to the win. The Blue Devils scored on every possession to end the game in the last seven minutes. 

I will be backing Duke tonight as they seem to be a team of destiny this season

It is coach K's last season, and Duke is playing like they do not want him to go home. I believe this is the most talented team in the nation, and they will be too much on offense for this Arkansas team. Arkansas is not a great offensive team, and if they go on any type of droughts against Duke, it could get ugly. Believe these kids are too prepared for this moment and will be too much for this Arkansas team. I hope everyone enjoys the game let’s cash!

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.


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