Duke Basketball: President Barack Obama picks Blue Devils to win title

Barack Obama is predicting an epic Duke vs. UNC national championship game

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils accepts the ACC Championship trophy after defeating the Florida State Seminoles 73-63 in the championship game of the 2019 Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 16, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Take a look below at the most popular picks to make it to the Final Four, along with the chances FiveThirtyEight gives them of making the national semifinal, and their odds in Las Vegas.

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Despite the fact that the Blue Devils don't shoot the ball well from deep, something that matters a lot in March, I can't see Duke faltering in its regional and I think they lock up a spot in the Final Four.

While UNC is the more experienced team, I think talent wins out here. They have played some incredible basketball against some of the best teams in the country this year, and they have won it all before after starting as a lower seed. The Spartans just navigated the underrated Big Ten and have the tools to make a run in the Big Dance. I think that's where the Cavaliers' lack of scoring punch causes them to fall. If Gonzaga makes it to the Elite Eight, they could face arguably the weakest No. 2 seed in the bracket in MI.

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Last year, Obama predicted eventual champion Villanova to advance to the Final Four, but selected Michigan State as his champion. Afterall, they are the No. 1 overall seed in the country for a reason, and they have the best odds to win it all as well. Every Final Four since 2013 has included at least one team seeded No.7 or worse. The Bulldogs are the only team to beat a completely healthy Duke team this season. Now, Zion Williamson and co. are a villain insofar as the uniforms they wear, but there's a likability that this team possesses that is not normal for a Blue Devils squad. White has had some big games down the stretch, and he would play much better in a potential rematch with Kentucky, against whom he scored just eight points in a loss earlier this season.

In the last game, Duke finally got over the hump, besting the Tar Heels by a point in the ACC Tournament. Gonzaga and North Carolina are both at 97.1%. Experts everywhere have picked teams like Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, and Gonzaga to win it all. And in the Midwest, North Carolina and New Mexico State are joined by the No. 2 seed Kentucky Wildcats, and the No. 6 seed Iowa State Cyclones.

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