Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Duke as 4 point favorites.
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The Blue Devils come into this game with an overall record of 22-5 and a road record of 4-3. They are 11-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-14. The Orange have an overall record of 16-12 and a home record of 14-3. They have an over/under record of 14-7 and they are 11-12 against the spread.
Luke Kennard comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Blue Devils. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Grayson Allen averages 15.2 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Duke. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Andrew White III averages 17.9 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year for the Orange. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Tyler Lydon averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Duke averages 81.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 45th in the country. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 104th and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 40th with 11.6 per game. The Blue Devils allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 71st in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 126th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 47th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 61st place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 219th in Division 1.
Syracuse averages 76.1 points per game this year which ranks them 94th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 105th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 64th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per contest which ranks them 174th and 32nd respectively. In the turnover department the Orange rank 87th with 12.2 per game. The Orange allow 70.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 116th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 86th and 123rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 220th and they give up 17.2 assists per contest which puts them in 345th place in the nation. The Orange force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 133rd in college basketball.
The Blue Devils average 77.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.7 per contest. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 116.8 and they assist on 49.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Duke turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.5%. The Blue Devils give up 71.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Orange score 80.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.2 points per game. The Orange have a rating on offense of 111.1 and 61% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Syracuse turns it over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.4%. The Orange give up 64.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 11-15 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 12-14 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 11-12 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 14-7 against the over/under
Duke Blue Devils Injuries
11/20/16 F Sean Obi Knee out indefinitely
02/21/17 F Amile Jefferson Foot probable Wednesday vs. Syracuse
02/21/17 G Grayson Allen Ankle probable Wednesday vs. Syracuse
Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/17/16 C Paschal Chukwu Eye out for season
11/09/16 F Matthew Moyer Toe expected to redshirt
02/18/17 G Mike Sutton Personal has left team
01/20/17 G Evan Dourdas Personal has left team
Tony's Pick: Take Syracuse +4
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