South Dakota at Duke College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The South Dakota Coyotes head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 19.5 point favorites.
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South Dakota heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-2. They currently have a point differential of 17.7 as they are averaging 81.3 points per contest while giving up 63.7 per game. Duke has an overall record of 9-0. They are averaging 90.7 points per game and surrendering 74.0, good for a point differential of 16.7.
Valuable South Dakota Coyotes Betting Trends
The South Dakota Coyotes are 4-1 against the spread this season
The South Dakota Coyotes are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 6-1 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 7-0 against the over/under this year
Key South Dakota Coyotes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Matt Mooney averages 18.3 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Tyler Hagedorn averages 13.2 points per contest in 22.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Marvin Bagley III scores 22.3 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 11.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Grayson Allen averages 17 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Dakota averages 81.3 points per contest this year, which is 84th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 62nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 147th in Division 1. They average 40.6 boards per contest and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 50th and 100th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 239th with 12.8 per game. The Coyotes allow 63.7 points per contest, which is 44th in the country. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 37th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 121st, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 76th place in college basketball. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 206th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 13th in the country with 90.7 points per contest this season. They are 40th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 16.7. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 244th in Division 1. They are 9th in the country in rebounding with 44.3 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 19.4. The Blue Devils are 308th in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Blue Devils give up 74.0 points per game, which ranks them 219th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 110th and 133rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 240th with 14.2 dimes allowed per game and 120th with 33.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils are 49th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest this year.
The Coyotes are 100th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 86.7 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 105th in the country with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 103rd. As a team they are 89th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 307th in Division 1. South Dakota is 247th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 24th in the nation.
Duke is 335th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 106th in Division 1. The Blue Devils are 193rd in the nation in defensive rating with 100.3, and their offensive rating of 122.9 is ranked 9th. They are 122nd in D-1 in pace with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 79th. As a unit they are 86th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 299th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Dakota/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take South Dakota +19.5
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