The Kentucky vs. Duke live TV and streaming online matchup arrives as part of the NCAA 2015 Champion’s Classic being held Tuesday in Chicago. These two teams nearly met for the National Championship during last season’s edition of March Madness, but ultimately the Wildcats fell a game short and the Blue Devils cut down the nets. Now these two teams bring new talents to the court in what is sure to be an exciting battle on the hardwood. The 2015 NCAA basketball live online and televised action arrives through ESPN networks for fans to watch.
According to CBS Sports in their Nov. 17 game preview, two players are ones to watch for this match, as they could be contenders for Player of the Year awards as well as future top draft picks of the NBA. For Kentucky it’s their newest big man, Skal Labissiere, who is a 6-11 freshman leading the Wildcats in scoring through the first two games. He scored 26 points in Kentucky’s most recent win, 87-57 over NJIT, with teammate Isaiah Briscoe adding a double-double. Kentucky dominated NJIT 51-29 in the second half. However, that isn’t the same caliber of opponent as they’ll face tonight.
Duke will have its own star player on display with Grayson Allen. He put in a career-high 28 points in his team’s 113-75 home win against Bryant. As a team, the Blue Devils led by a hefty 59-32 at the half and shot 53.4 percent including 13-of-26 from three point land. In addition to Allen’s game high, freshmen Brandon Ingram added 21 points on an impressive 7-for-11 shooting performance. Duke clearly has some talent going for it and may be gelling more with each game so this makes for an interesting early measuring stick for both teams.
Vegas odds makers first listed Kentucky as 4-1/2 point favorites to win tonight, but the line has since dropped three points to have them favored by just 1-1/2 over Duke. On the moneyline, the Wildcats are priced at -125 with Duke at +105 as underdogs. Tonight’s over/under points total is set at 156 for the complete game. Both teams are among the favorites to win the college basketball championship this season too. Kentucky is tied with Maryland as the top favorite with 8 to 1 odds, while Duke is second to them at 17 to 2.
Tuesday’s Kentucky vs. Duke game for the Champion’s Classic gets started at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Live television coverage will be available from ESPN for U.S. viewers. For live streaming online feeds, cable and satellite customers of participating providers can watch on ESPN3/WatchESPN through their apps or website. Live audio commentary is also available to Sirius XM Satellite Radio subscribers on channel 94 starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.