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Betting Line Released For Hypothetical Duke-Cavs Game

Zion Williamson goes up for a dunk during Duke's win over Kentucky.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 06: Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils goes up to dunk the ball against the kentucky Wildcats during the State Farm Champions Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 6, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Amazingly, here on January 22, we are still talking about what would happen if Duke were to take on the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavs are 9-39 on the season and on pace for 15 wins. Life sans LeBron has come at them expeditiously. Right now, they would have the best odds for the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Duke, meanwhile, is 15-2 on the season and ranked No. 2 in the AP Poll. However, the Blue Devils just lost last week to an unranked Syracuse team, though they were missing freshman guard Tre Jones for much of the game and fellow freshman Cam Reddish for all of it.

A few days ago, ESPN's Paul Pierce said he thinks Duke could beat this Kevin Love-less Cavs team. Vegas says no way.

According to SuperBook's Jay Kornegay, Cleveland would be favored by more than 20 points in a hypothetical matchup.

Listen, Duke is really good at college basketball. The Cavs are very bad at pro basketball. The two levels are not the same thing.

Duke (or any college team for that matter) isn't beating any NBA team, even one that is on pace to lose more than 65 games in a season.

It's as simple as that.