Thursday, February 9, 2017
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The North Carolina Tar Heels head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Duke as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Tar Heels come into this game with an overall record of 21-4 and a road record of 4-3. They are 11-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-14. The Blue Devils have an overall record of 18-5 and a home record of 11-1. They have an over/under record of 11-11 and they are 9-13 against the spread.
Justin Jackson comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Tar Heels. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Joel Berry averages 14.9 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for North Carolina. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
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Luke Kennard averages 19.8 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Blue Devils. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Grayson Allen averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
North Carolina averages 87.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 54th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 63rd in the country. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 109th with 12.6 per game. The Tar Heels allow 72 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 162nd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 74th and 132nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 82nd place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 79th in Division 1.
Duke averages 82.5 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 101st in the nation. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 14 assists per contest which ranks them 67th and 127th respectively. In the turnover department the Blue Devils rank 59th with 11.9 per game. The Blue Devils allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 121st and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 44th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 69th place in the nation. The Blue Devils force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 122nd in college basketball.
The Tar Heels average 83.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75 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 -2 per contest. The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 117.8 and they assist on 58.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 74.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. North Carolina turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 59% while their offensive rebound percentage is 43%. The Tar Heels give up 78.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Blue Devils score 86.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 80.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 23 points per game. The Blue Devils have a rating on offense of 115.9 and 49.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Duke turns it over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.8%. The Blue Devils give up 63.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 11-12 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 9-14 against the over/under
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 9-13 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 11-11 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
02/08/17 F Theo Pinson Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Duke
Duke Blue Devils Injuries
11/20/16 F Sean Obi Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Duke -1.5
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