Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to play the Duke Blue Devils on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Duke as 11.5 point favorites.
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The Spartans come into this game with an overall record of 4-3. They are 2-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3. The Blue Devils have an overall record of 6-1 and a home record of 4-0. They have an over/under record of 0-6 and they are 3-3 against the spread.
Miles Bridges comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Spartans. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 55%. Eron Harris averages 12.7 points per game in 23.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Michigan State. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Luke Kennard averages 17.1 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Blue Devils. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Grayson Allen averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Michigan State averages 71 points per contest this season which ranks them 210th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 74th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 53rd in the country. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game which ranks them 80th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 260th with 15.3 per game. The Spartans allow 67.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 88th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 44th and 150th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 116th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 200th place in the country. They force 9.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 344th in Division 1.
Duke averages 85.6 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 22 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 51st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 118th in the nation. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 14 assists per contest which ranks them 52nd and 133rd respectively. In the turnover department the Blue Devils rank 61st with 11.9 per game. The Blue Devils allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc ranking them 67th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 59th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 110th place in the nation. The Blue Devils force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in college basketball.
The Spartans average 63.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Spartans have an offensive rating of 103.1 and they assist on 72% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Michigan State turns the ball over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 3.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.9%. The Spartans give up 68.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Blue Devils score 92.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 85.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 22 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 34 points per game. The Blue Devils have a rating on offense of 117.9 and 48.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Duke turns it over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.9%. The Blue Devils give up 58.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 2-4 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 2-3 against the over/under
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 3-3 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 0-6 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/11/16 F Ben Carter Knee out for season
11/11/16 F Gavin Schilling Knee out indefinitely
Duke Blue Devils Injuries
11/26/16 G Grayson Allen Ankle injured last game, "?"
11/23/16 F Jayson Tatum Foot out indefinitely
11/20/16 F Sean Obi Knee out indefinitely
11/08/16 C Marques Bolden Leg out indefinitely
11/08/16 F Harry Giles Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Duke -11.5
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