Evansville at Duke College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/20/2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Evansville Purple Aces head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 24 point favorites.
Evansville heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-2. They currently have a point differential of 10.3 as they are averaging 72.3 points per contest while giving up 61.9 per game. Duke has an overall record of 11-1. They are averaging 93.3 points per game and surrendering 75.2, good for a point differential of 18.2.
Valuable Evansville Purple Aces Betting Trends
The Evansville Purple Aces are 6-2 against the spread this season
The Evansville Purple Aces are 2-5 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 7-3 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 10-0 against the over/under this year
Key Evansville Purple Aces Injuries
12/16/17 F Solomon Hainna Medical is out indefinitely
12/15/17 G Dru Smith Foot is out indefinitely
11/29/17 G Ryan Taylor Foot is out indefinitely
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dru Smith averages 12.4 points per contest in 31 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.5 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 64% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%. Blake Simmons averages 12.3 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Grayson Allen averages 17.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes 4.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Marvin Bagley III scores 21.3 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 11.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Purple Aces allow 61.9 points per contest which is 16th in Division 1. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 98th and 43rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.8 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 69th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 142nd in the nation. Evansville averages 72.3 points per contest this year, which is 246th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 59th. From 3-point territory they shoot 49%, which is good for 1st in college basketball. They average 34.3 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 252nd and 171st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 215th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils give up 75.2 points per game, which ranks them 241st in the country. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 107th and 192nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 264th with 14.6 dimes allowed per game and 62nd with 32.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils are 39th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year. Duke is 2nd in Division 1 with 93.3 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 18.2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 187th in D-1. They are 2nd in college basketball in rebounding with 45.2 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 19.9. The Blue Devils are 281st in turnovers per contest with 12.3.
The Purple Aces are 109th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 93.6 is ranked 64th. In terms of pace they are 343rd in the country with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 66th. As a team they are 39th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 334th in Division 1. Evansville is 98th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 106th in the nation.
Duke is 332nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 119th in Division 1. The Blue Devils are 181st in the nation in defensive rating with 100.4, and their offensive rating of 124.7 is ranked 2nd. They are 63rd in D-1 in pace with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 36th. As a unit they are 42nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 298th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Evansville +24 and over 152 total points
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