Utah Valley at Duke College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Utah Valley Wolverines head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
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Utah Valley heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 14-15. They had a point differential of 3.6 as they averaged 77.0 points per contest while giving up 73.5 per game. Duke had an overall mark of 23-8 last year. They averaged 80.7 points per contest and gave up 69.8, which was a point differential of 10.8.
Valuable Utah Valley Wolverines Betting Trends
The Utah Valley Wolverines were 3-0 against the spread last season
The Utah Valley Wolverines were 1-0 against the over/under last year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils were 15-18 against the spread last season
The Duke Blue Devils were 14-16 against the over/under last year
Key Utah Valley Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
11/10/17 G Alex O'Connell Suspension Served is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Elon
11/10/17 G Jordan Goldwire Suspension Served is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Elon
11/10/17 C Marques Bolden Illness is "?" Friday vs. Elon
11/10/17 G Trevon Duval Suspension Served is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Elon
Conner Toolson averaged 11.9 points per contest while playing 26.8 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributed 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage was 49% while his free throw percentage was 75%. Jordan Poydras averaged 10.7 points per contest in 24.5 minutes per game last year. He averaged 2.1 assists per game and 2.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 37% for the season while his free throw percentage was 76%.
Luke Kennard scored 19.5 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 5.1 rebounds per contest and had 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage finished at 86%. Jayson Tatum averaged 16.8 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also brought in 7.3 rebounds per game and had 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah Valley averaged 77.0 points per contest last year, which was 91st in the nation. Their average scoring margin was 3.6 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a unit, which had them ranked 228th. From 3-point territory they shot 32%, which was good for 319th in Division 1. They averaged 39.4 boards per contest and 15.6 assists per game, which ranked them 25th and 51st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 13th with 15.5 per game. The Wolverines allowed 73.5 points per contest, which was 219th in the country. They also surrendered a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 69th and 67th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 38.4 rebounds a game which ranked 315th, and they allowed 13.8 assists per game which put them in 232nd place in college basketball. They forced 14.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 256th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke was 28th in the country with 80.7 points per contest last season. They were 34th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin was 10.8. They shot 38% from beyond the arc, which was good for 66th in Division 1. They were 145th in the country in rebounding with 36.3 boards per contest and 206th in assists per game with 13.1. The Blue Devils were 316th in turnovers per contest with 11.3. The Blue Devils gave up 69.8 points per game, which ranked them 114th in the nation. Their defense surrendered a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 156th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 87th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 89th with 33.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils were 79th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per contest last year.
The Wolverines were 29th in the country in defensive rating last season with 95.1, and their offensive rating of 99.7 was ranked 270th. They were 9th in college basketball in pace with 75.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 172nd. As a unit they were 150th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in D-1. Utah Valley was 40th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 47%, which was 41st in the country.
Duke was 311th in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 48%, which was 62nd in Division 1. The Blue Devils were 115th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.2, and their offensive rating of 115.7 was ranked 11th. They were 179th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% was 32nd. As a unit they were 17th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 139th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah Valley/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah Valley
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