Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Dean Smith Center
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to Dean Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 164.
The Blue Devils come into this game with an overall record of 19-6 and a road record of 4-2. They are 11-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-12. The Tar Heels have an overall record of 21-4 and a home record of 13-0. They have an over/under record of 14-11 and they are 9-14 against the spread.
Grayson Allen comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Blue Devils. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Brandon Ingram averages 17.2 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Duke. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Brice Johnson averages 16.4 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest this year for the Tar Heels. He grabs 10 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Marcus Paige averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Duke averages 83.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 19th in the country. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 93rd and 137th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 10 per game. The Blue Devils allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 148th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 179th and 171st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 120th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 246th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 268th in the Division 1.
North Carolina averages 83.8 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 295th in the nation. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Tar Heels rank 29th with 10.9 per game. The Tar Heels allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 132nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 73rd and 287th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 56th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 80th place in the nation. The Tar Heels force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 78th in college basketball.
The Blue Devils average 77.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 121.1 and they assist on 48.7% 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 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Duke turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.4%. The Blue Devils give up 74.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tar Heels score 87.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.2 points per game. The Tar Heels have a rating on offense of 116.6 and 59.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.9 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 27% of their shots. North Carolina turns it over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.8%. The Tar Heels give up 66.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 11-12 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 12-12 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 9-14 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 14-11 against the over/under
Duke Blue Devils Injuries
12/14/15 F Amile Jefferson Foot out indefinitely
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Duke
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