Furman at Duke College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/20/2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Furman Paladins head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Monday, November 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 22 point favorites.
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Furman comes into this game with an overall record of 2-1. They currently have a point differential of 15.0 as they are averaging 80.7 points per game while giving up 65.7 per contest. Duke has an overall mark of 4-0. They are averaging 90.5 points per contest and giving up 69.8, which is a point differential of 20.8.
Valuable Furman Paladins Betting Trends
The Furman Paladins are 1-1 against the spread this season
The Furman Paladins are 1-1 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 2-0 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 2-0 against the over/under this year
Key Furman Paladins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Devin Sibley averages 19 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 86%. John Davis averages 13.7 points per contest in 28.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Grayson Allen scores 21.8 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Marvin Bagley III averages 18 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 39%.
Useful Team Statistics
Furman averages 80.7 points per contest this year, which is 123rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 195th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 113th in Division 1. They average 39.3 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 137th and 211th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 173rd with 13.7 per game. The Paladins allow 65.7 points per contest, which is 95th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 250th and 154th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.3 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 118th place in college basketball. They force 18.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 310th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 36th in the country with 90.5 points per contest this season. They are 88th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 20.8. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 89th in Division 1. They are 15th in the country in rebounding with 46.8 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 20.5. The Blue Devils are 263rd in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Blue Devils give up 69.8 points per game, which ranks them 155th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 106th and 232nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 210th with 14.0 dimes allowed per game and 145th with 34.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils are 200th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest this year.
The Paladins are 97th in the country in defensive rating with 90.8, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 106th. They are 162nd in college basketball in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 115th. As a unit they are 115th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 53% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in D-1. Furman is 182nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 23.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 242nd in the country.
Duke is 310th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 132nd in Division 1. The Blue Devils are 126th in the nation in defensive rating with 93.9, and their offensive rating of 121.9 is ranked 32nd. They are 118th in D-1 in pace with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 100th. As a unit they are 139th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 261st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Furman/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Furman +22
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