Saturday, January 14, 2017
KFC Yum! Center
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
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The Blue Devils come into this game with an overall record of 14-3 and a road record of 1-2. They are 7-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-9. The Cardinals have an overall record of 14-3 and a home record of 9-1. They have an over/under record of 3-12 and they are 10-5 against the spread.
Luke Kennard comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Blue Devils. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Grayson Allen averages 15.2 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Duke. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 13.5 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Quentin Snider averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Duke averages 84.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 116th in the country. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game which ranks them 44th and 121st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 40th with 11.6 per game. The Blue Devils allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 90th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 50th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 76th place in the country. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 77th in Division 1.
Louisville averages 75.6 points per game this year which ranks them 99th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 184th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 206th in the nation. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 139th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 51st with 11.8 per game. The Cardinals allow 61.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 151st and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 45th in college basketball.
The Blue Devils average 78.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 91.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 16 per contest. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 117.3 and they assist on 48.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72 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 14 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.8%. The Blue Devils give up 70.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 80.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.8 points per game. The Cardinals have a rating on offense of 107.9 and 51.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Louisville turns it over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38%. The Cardinals give up 61.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 7-9 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 7-9 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 10-5 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 3-12 against the over/under
Duke Blue Devils Injuries
11/20/16 F Sean Obi Knee out indefinitely
01/11/17 G Grayson Allen Head "?"
01/10/17 F Amile Jefferson Foot "?"
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
01/11/17 F Matz Stockman Concussion is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh
01/10/17 F Deng Adel Concussion is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh
Josh's Pick: Take Louisville
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