Wednesday, February 15, 2017
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 4 point favorites.
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The Blue Devils come into this game with an overall record of 20-5 and a road record of 3-3. They are 10-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-13. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 18-6 and a home record of 10-2. They have an over/under record of 8-13 and they are 14-8 against the spread.
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Luke Kennard comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 34.8 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 15.9 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Duke. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
London Perrantes averages 12.6 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Marial Shayok averages 9.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Duke averages 81.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 64th in the country. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 88th and 126th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 47th with 11.8 per game. The Blue Devils allow 68 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 65th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 126th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 44th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 63rd place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 182nd in Division 1.
Virginia averages 69.3 points per game this year which ranks them 257th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 20th in the nation. They average 33.3 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest which ranks them 286th and 71st respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 5th with 10 per game. The Cavaliers allow 55.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 38th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 9.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the nation. The Cavaliers force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 177th in college basketball.
The Blue Devils average 78.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6 per contest. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 115.8 and they assist on 49.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.7 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 38% of their shots. Duke turns the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.8%. The Blue Devils give up 72.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cavaliers score 70 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.2 points per game. The Cavaliers have a rating on offense of 112.2 and 57.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 60.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Virginia turns it over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29%. The Cavaliers give up 49.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 10-14 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 11-13 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 14-8 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 8-13 against the over/under
Duke Blue Devils Injuries
11/20/16 F Sean Obi Knee out indefinitely
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia -4
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