Saturday, March 19, 2016
Dunkin Donuts Center
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The Yale Bulldogs travel to Dunkin Donuts Center to play the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Duke as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 146.
The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 22-6 and a road record of 9-6. They are 11-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-8. The Blue Devils have an overall record of 22-9 and a home record of 15-3. They have an over/under record of 12-18 and they are 13-18 against the spread.
Makai Mason comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Justin Sears averages 15.9 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for Yale. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Grayson Allen averages 21.6 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Blue Devils. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Brandon Ingram averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Yale averages 74.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 126th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 33rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 67th in the country. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 57th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 258th with 13.5 per game. The Bulldogs allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 43rd and 45th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.5 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 50th place in the country. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 224th in the Division 1.
Duke averages 81.8 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 60th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 26th in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest which ranks them 142nd and 159th respectively. In the turnover department the Blue Devils rank 10th with 9.8 per game. The Blue Devils allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 180th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 219th and 149th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 209th and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 256th place in the nation. The Blue Devils force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 221st in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 71.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 14.7 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 111.7 and they assist on 57% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Yale turns the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.1%. The Bulldogs give up 65.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Blue Devils score 85.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 88 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.6 points per game. The Blue Devils have a rating on offense of 118.6 and 48.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Duke turns it over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.9%. The Blue Devils give up 69.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 86 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Yale Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Yale Bulldogs are 11-7 against the spread
The Yale Bulldogs are 11-8 against the over/under
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 13-18 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 12-18 against the over/under
Yale Bulldogs Injuries
03/13/16 G Jack Montague Personal out for season
Duke Blue Devils Injuries
12/14/15 F Amile Jefferson Foot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Yale
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