Saturday, December 19, 2015
Madison Square Garden
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The Utah Utes travel to Madison Square Garden to play the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The opening line for this game has Duke as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 146.
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The Utes come into this game with an overall record of 8-2 and a road record of 0-1. They are 3-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-2. The Blue Devils have an overall record of 9-1 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 4-5 and they are 4-5 against the spread.
Jakob Poeltl comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Utes. He pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 70% while his free throw percentage is currently at 65%. Jordan Loveridge averages 14 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Grayson Allen averages 21.4 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Blue Devils. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Brandon Ingram averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Utah averages 80.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 51st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 122nd in the country. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game which ranks them 112th and 77th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 82nd with 11.8 per game. The Utes allow 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 163rd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 152nd and 334th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 38th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 58th place in the country. They force 10.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 327th in the Division 1.
Duke averages 87.3 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 18.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 36th in the nation. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest which ranks them 44th and 191st respectively. In the turnover department the Blue Devils rank 16th with 10.1 per game. The Blue Devils allow 68.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 121st in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 166th and 254th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 43rd and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 141st place in the nation. The Blue Devils force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in college basketball.
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 3-6 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 8-2 against the over/under
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 4-5 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 4-5 against the over/under
Utah Utes Injuries
12/18/15 G Kenneth Ogbe Hip "?" Saturday vs. Duke
12/16/15 G Brandon Miller Personal left the program
Duke Blue Devils Injuries
12/14/15 F Amile Jefferson Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Utah
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