Saturday, February 4, 2017
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Pittsburgh Panthers head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Duke as 15 point favorites.
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The Panthers come into this game with an overall record of 12-10 and a road record of 1-4. They are 7-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-11. The Blue Devils have an overall record of 17-5 and a home record of 10-1. They have an over/under record of 11-10 and they are 9-12 against the spread.
Jamel Artis comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Panthers. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Michael Young averages 20.3 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for Pittsburgh. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
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Luke Kennard averages 20.2 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Blue Devils. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Grayson Allen averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Pittsburgh averages 76.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 76th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 119th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 73rd in the country. They average 36 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game which ranks them 160th and 74th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 60th with 12 per game. The Panthers allow 77.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 278th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 238th and 194th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 175th and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 290th place in the country. They force 10.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 342nd in Division 1.
Duke averages 83 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 100th in the nation. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 54th and 144th respectively. In the turnover department the Blue Devils rank 67th with 12.1 per game. The Blue Devils allow 68 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 109th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 45th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 78th place in the nation. The Blue Devils force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 125th in college basketball.
The Panthers average 72.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 63 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -21.3 per contest. The Panthers have an offensive rating of 109 and they assist on 58.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.9 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 39% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 5.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.4%. The Panthers give up 74.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 84.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Blue Devils score 87.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 83.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 24.4 points per game. The Blue Devils have a rating on offense of 115.8 and 48.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.7 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 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54% 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 80.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 7-12 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 10-11 against the over/under
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 9-12 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 11-10 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/09/16 G Crisshawn Clark Knee out for season
01/16/17 F Ryan Luther Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Duke Blue Devils Injuries
11/20/16 F Sean Obi Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Duke -15
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