Elon at Duke College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Elon Phoenix head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Friday, November 10, 2017.
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Elon comes into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 18-13. They had a point differential of 3.5 as they averaged 75.1 points per game while giving up 71.6 per contest. Duke had an overall mark of 23-8 last year. They averaged 80.7 points per contest and gave up 69.8, which was a point differential of 10.8.
Valuable Elon Phoenix Betting Trends
The Elon Phoenix were 17-11 against the spread last season
The Elon Phoenix were 12-15 against the over/under last year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils were 15-18 against the spread last season
The Duke Blue Devils were 14-16 against the over/under last year
Key Elon Phoenix Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
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Tyler Seibring averaged 14.4 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributed 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage was 49% while his free throw percentage was 74%. Brian Dawkins averaged 12.9 points per contest in 26.1 minutes per game last year. He averaged 0.9 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 52% for the season while his free throw percentage was 56%.
Luke Kennard scored 19.5 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 5.1 rebounds per contest and had 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage finished at 86%. Jayson Tatum averaged 16.8 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also brought in 7.3 rebounds per game and had 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Elon averaged 75.1 points per contest last year, which was 126th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was 3.5 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a unit, which had them ranked 165th. From 3-point territory they shot 36%, which was good for 157th in Division 1. They averaged 37.8 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranked them 73rd and 103rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 294th with 11.7 per game. The Phoenix allowed 71.6 points per contest, which was 165th in the country. They also surrendered a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 87th and 42nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 37.5 rebounds a game which ranked 287th, and they allowed 11.0 assists per game which put them in 28th place in college basketball. They forced 11.0 turnovers per game which ranked them 30th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke was 28th in the country with 80.7 points per contest last season. They were 34th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin was 10.8. They shot 38% from beyond the arc, which was good for 66th in Division 1. They were 145th in the country in rebounding with 36.3 boards per contest and 206th in assists per game with 13.1. The Blue Devils were 316th in turnovers per contest with 11.3. The Blue Devils gave up 69.8 points per game, which ranked them 114th in the nation. Their defense surrendered a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 156th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 87th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 89th with 33.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils were 79th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per contest last year.
The Phoenix were 144th in the country in defensive rating last season with 101.2, and their offensive rating of 106.1 was ranked 132nd. They were 203rd in college basketball in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 100th. As a unit they were 134th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in D-1. Elon was 291st in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 48%, which was 87th in the country.
Duke was 311th in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 48%, which was 62nd in Division 1. The Blue Devils were 115th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.2, and their offensive rating of 115.7 was ranked 11th. They were 179th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% was 32nd. As a unit they were 17th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 139th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Elon/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Elon
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