Saturday, November 19, 2016
Mohegan Sun Arena
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Mohegan Sun Arena to play the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Duke as 20 point favorites. The Nittany Lions come into this game with an overall record of 2-1. The Blue Devils have an overall record of 2-1 and a home record of 2-0.
Lamar Stevens comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Nittany Lions. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Shep Garner averages 15 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Penn State. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Grayson Allen averages 17.7 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Blue Devils. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Luke Kennard averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Penn State averages 82.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 81st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 113th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 110th in the country. They average 32 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game which ranks them 278th and 69th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 100th with 12 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 79 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 233rd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 166th and 257th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 269th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 172nd place in the country. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 65th in Division 1.
Duke averages 88.3 points per game this year which ranks them 37th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 26 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 76th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 82nd in the nation. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 77th and 96th respectively. In the turnover department the Blue Devils rank 164th with 13.7 per game. The Blue Devils allow 62.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 59th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 15% average from behind the arc ranking them 88th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 119th and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 98th place in the nation. The Blue Devils force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 80th in college basketball.
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 0-1 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 0-1 against the over/under
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 1-1 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 0-2 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
11/11/16 G Josh Reaves Ankle out indefinitely
Duke Blue Devils Injuries
11/15/16 F Jayson Tatum Foot "?"
11/08/16 F Harry Giles Knee out indefinitely
11/08/16 C Marques Bolden Leg out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Duke -20
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