Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The Duke Blue Devils head to BankUnited Center to take on the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Duke as 1 point favorites.
The Blue Devils come into this game with an overall record of 22-6 and a road record of 4-4. They are 11-16 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-14. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 19-8 and a home record of 13-2. They have an over/under record of 9-15 and they are 9-16 against the spread.
Luke Kennard comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Blue Devils. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Grayson Allen averages 15 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Duke. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Davon Reed averages 15.4 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Hurricanes. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Ja'Quan Newton averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Duke averages 81.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 59th in the country. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 105th and 124th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 39th with 11.4 per game. The Blue Devils allow 68.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 76th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 140th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 41st and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 57th place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in Division 1.
Miami averages 71.6 points per game this year which ranks them 206th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 70th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 114th in the nation. They average 37 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per contest which ranks them 94th and 252nd respectively. In the turnover department the Hurricanes rank 154th with 13 per game. The Hurricanes allow 63.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 44th and 74th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 51st place in the nation. The Hurricanes force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 267th in college basketball.
The Blue Devils average 77.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4 per contest. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 116.9 and they assist on 50% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Duke turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.9%. The Blue Devils give up 71.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hurricanes score 74.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 65 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12 points per game. The Hurricanes have a rating on offense of 108.7 and 47.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Miami turns it over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.1%. The Hurricanes give up 62.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 58 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 11-16 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 13-14 against the over/under
Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 9-16 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 9-15 against the over/under
Duke Blue Devils Injuries
11/20/16 F Sean Obi Knee out indefinitely
Miami Hurricanes Injuries
11/25/16 G Rashad Muhammad Disciplinary has left team
02/24/17 G Ja'Quan Newton Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Duke
Tony's Pick: Take Duke -1
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