Saturday, February 20, 2016
KFC Yum! Center
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Duke Blue Devils travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Blue Devils come into this game with an overall record of 20-6 and a road record of 5-2. They are 12-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-13. The Cardinals have an overall record of 20-6 and a home record of 16-1. They have an over/under record of 9-13 and they are 11-11 against the spread.
Grayson Allen comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Blue Devils. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Brandon Ingram averages 17.3 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Duke. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Damion Lee averages 16.5 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Trey Lewis averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Duke averages 83.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 31st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 21st in the country. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game which ranks them 96th and 152nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 9.9 per game. The Blue Devils allow 71 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 147th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 173rd and 127th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 132nd and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 251st place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 268th in the Division 1.
Louisville averages 77.7 points per game this year which ranks them 62nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 17 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 101st in the nation. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 32nd and 147th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 100th with 11.9 per game. The Cardinals allow 60.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 34th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 54th in college basketball.
The Blue Devils average 77.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3 per contest. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 120.6 and they assist on 47.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Duke turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35%. The Blue Devils give up 74.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 80.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 67.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 25.1 points per game. The Cardinals have a rating on offense of 115.4 and 47.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Louisville turns it over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 40.4%. The Cardinals give up 55.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 12-12 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 12-13 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 11-11 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 9-13 against the over/under
Duke Blue Devils Injuries
12/14/15 F Amile Jefferson Foot out indefinitely
02/17/16 G Matt Jones Ankle out indefinitely
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
12/20/15 C Mangok Mathiang Foot out for season
02/19/16 F Raymond Spalding Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Duke
02/15/16 F Anas Mahmoud Ankle out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Duke
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Basketball Picks