Saint Francis at Duke College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Saint Francis Red Flash head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 26.5 point favorites.
Saint Francis comes into this game with an overall record of 3-4. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 80.7 points per game while giving up 75.4 per contest. Duke has an overall record of 10-0. They are averaging 91.2 points per game and surrendering 74.6, good for a point differential of 16.6.
Valuable Saint Francis Red Flash Betting Trends
The Saint Francis Red Flash are 0-0 against the spread this season
The Saint Francis Red Flash are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 6-2 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Saint Francis Red Flash Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Keith Braxton averages 16.4 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Jamaal King averages 13.3 points per contest in 24.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.7 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Marvin Bagley III scores 22 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 11.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 61%. Grayson Allen averages 17.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Francis averages 80.7 points per contest this year, which is 88th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 45th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 57th in Division 1. They average 33.6 boards per contest and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 286th and 209th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 206th with 13.3 per game. The Red Flash allow 75.4 points per contest, which is 245th in the country. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 307th and 195th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 100th, and they allow 16.6 assists per game which puts them in 317th place in college basketball. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 215th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 10th in the country with 91.2 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 16.6. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 229th in Division 1. They are 5th in the country in rebounding with 44.7 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 19.2. The Blue Devils are 275th in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Blue Devils give up 74.6 points per game, which ranks them 232nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 121st and 174th in those defensive statistics. They rank 259th with 14.6 dimes allowed per game and 78th with 32.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils are 36th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per contest this year.
The Red Flash are 75th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 254th. In terms of pace they are 140th in the country with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 49th. As a team they are 45th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 211th in Division 1. Saint Francis is 195th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 303rd in the nation.
Duke is 330th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 122nd in Division 1. The Blue Devils are 193rd in the nation in defensive rating with 100.7, and their offensive rating of 123.1 is ranked 7th. They are 109th in D-1 in pace with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 63rd. As a unit they are 65th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 307th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Francis/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Saint Francis +26.5
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