Duquesne at Pittsburgh College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/1/2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
PPG Paints Arena
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The Duquesne Dukes travel to PPG Paints Arena to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Friday, December 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 5.5 point favorites.
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Duquesne comes into this game with an overall record of 2-2. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 71.8 points per game while giving up 68.8 per contest. Pittsburgh has an overall mark of 3-4. They are averaging 68.9 points per contest and giving up 72.1, which is a point differential of -3.3.
Valuable Duquesne Dukes Betting Trends
The Duquesne Dukes are 1-1 against the spread this season
The Duquesne Dukes are 1-1 against the over/under this year
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-3 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-4 against the over/under this year
Key Duquesne Dukes Injuries
11/30/17 F Eric James Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs Pittsburgh
11/30/17 G Tarin Smith Ankle is probable Friday vs Pittsburgh
11/08/17 F Chas Brown Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
11/08/17 F Marko Krivacevic Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Rene Castro averages 20 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 78%. Eric Williams Jr. averages 13.5 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 33% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jared Wilson-Frame averages 14 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Ryan Luther averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Duquesne averages 71.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 244th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 38% as a team, which has them ranked 338th. Behind the arc they shoot 27%, which is good for 333rd in the country. They average 37.0 rebounds per game and 8.0 assists per game, which ranks them 166th and 350th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 320th with 11.3 per game. The Dukes allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 114th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 235th and 89th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.3 rebounds a game which ranks 302nd and they give up 14.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 264th place in college basketball. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 261st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh is 285th in the country with 68.9 points per game this year. They are 173rd in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 224th in college basketball. They are 300th in the nation in rebounding with 32.9 boards per game, and 156th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Panthers are 97th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Panthers surrender 72.1 points per contest, which ranks them 184th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 135th and 147th in those defensive statistics. They rank 285th with 15.6 assists allowed per contest and 255th with 37.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Panthers are 53rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game this season.
The Dukes are 208th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.9, and their defensive rating of 98.6 is ranked 162nd. In terms of pace they are 252nd in the country with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 339th. As a team they are 308th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 80th in Division 1. Duquesne is 318th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 168th in the nation.
Pittsburgh is 40th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 126th in Division 1. The Panthers are 241st in the nation in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 98.8 is ranked 266th. They are 292nd in D-1 in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 155th. As a unit they are 127th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 58th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Duquesne/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -5.5
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