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ESPN's Score Prediction For Tonight's Duke Game

Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett of the Duke Blue Devils

DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 27: Teammates RJ Barrett #5 and Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils talk during their game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 27, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament will begin its quest toward the national title as Duke takes on North Dakota State. It'll be an excellent opportunity for fans to watch Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett put together a few highlight-reel plays.

Most brackets have Duke making it all the way to the national championship, which isn't too surprising. Mike Krzyzewski might have more star talent on this roster than any other in his coaching career.

North Dakota State won its First Four matchup over North Carolina central to advance to this stage. Tyson Ward had 23 points in a sensational effort for the Bison.

The first day of March Madness didn't feature any major upsets, but the slight chance of North Dakota State defeating Duke would send people into a frenzy. However, the odds are definitely not in the Bison's favor.

According to ESPN's matchup predictor, the Blue Devils have a 99.1 percent chance of winning the game.

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This showdown should serve as a decent test for the freshmen on the Blue Devils, as they try to handle the pressure of playing in March.

Tipoff is set for 7:10 p.m. ET from Colonial Life Arena.

If Duke wins tonight it would face either UCF or VCU in the Round of 32.