Saturday, December 31, 2016
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to Cassell Coliseum to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, December 31, 2016.
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The Blue Devils come into this game with an overall record of 12-1 and a road record of 1-0. They are 6-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-9. The Hokies have an overall record of 11-1 and a home record of 8-0. They have an over/under record of 3-4 and they are 5-3 against the spread.
Luke Kennard comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Blue Devils. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Grayson Allen averages 16 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Duke. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Zach LeDay averages 16.7 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year for the Hokies. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Ahmed Hill averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Duke averages 83.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 21.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 33rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 144th in the country. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 44th and 152nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 11.1 per game. The Blue Devils allow 61.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 48th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 42nd and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 53rd place in the country. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 82nd in Division 1.
Virginia Tech averages 83.8 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 35th in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per contest which ranks them 95th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Hokies rank 54th with 11.9 per game. The Hokies allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 78th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 65th and 44th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 99th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 65th place in the nation. The Hokies force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 165th in college basketball.
The Blue Devils average 79.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 14.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 23.3 per contest. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 117.7 and they assist on 47.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71 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 37% of their shots. Duke turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.7%. The Blue Devils give up 65 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 53.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hokies score 88.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 95.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 29 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.4 points per game. The Hokies have a rating on offense of 115.3 and 59.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Virginia Tech turns it over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.3%. The Hokies give up 68.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 6-6 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 3-9 against the over/under
Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 5-3 against the spread
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 3-4 against the over/under
Duke Blue Devils Injuries
12/22/16 G Grayson Allen Suspension out indefinitely
11/20/16 F Sean Obi Knee out indefinitely
Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
12/10/16 C Johnny Hamilton Thumb out for season
11/11/16 F Kerry Blackshear Jr. Shin out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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