Sunday, February 28, 2016
Petersen Events Center
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Duke as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Blue Devils come into this game with an overall record of 21-7 and a road record of 5-3. They are 13-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-15. The Panthers have an overall record of 19-8 and a home record of 14-4. They have an over/under record of 11-13 and they are 11-13 against the spread.
Grayson Allen comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Blue Devils. He pulls down 4.6 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 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Duke. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Michael Young averages 16.1 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jamel Artis averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Duke averages 82.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 36th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 19th in the country. They average 37 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game which ranks them 115th and 159th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 10 per game. The Blue Devils allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 143rd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 195th and 133rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 127th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 246th place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 254th in the Division 1.
Pittsburgh averages 77.3 points per game this year which ranks them 63rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 55th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 93rd in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per contest which ranks them 57th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 91st with 11.7 per game. The Panthers allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 84th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 191st and 213th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 222nd place in the nation. The Panthers force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 266th in college basketball.
The Blue Devils average 76.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3 per contest. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 119.9 and they assist on 48.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.3 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 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.9%. The Blue Devils give up 73.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Panthers score 80.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.8 points per game. The Panthers have a rating on offense of 114.6 and 64.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns it over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.1%. The Panthers give up 67.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 13-12 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 12-15 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 11-13 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 11-13 against the over/under
Duke Blue Devils Injuries
12/14/15 F Amile Jefferson Foot out indefinitely
02/26/16 G Grayson Allen Not Suspended is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/10/15 G Jonathan Milligan Redshirt out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Duke
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