Duke at Clemson College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/18/2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Clemson Tigers on Sunday, February 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 1 point favorites.
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Duke comes into this game with an overall record of 21-5. They currently have a point differential of 16.3 as they are averaging 88.2 points per game while giving up 71.8 per contest. Clemson has an overall record of 20-5. They are averaging 75.2 points per game and surrendering 65.8, good for a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 15-9 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 16-8 against the over/under this year
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 14-8 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 12-10 against the over/under this year
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
02/17/18 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is "?" Sunday vs Clemson
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
02/17/18 G Shelton Mitchell Concussion left last game, is doubtful Sunday vs Duke
01/22/18 F Donte Grantham ACL is out for season
Marvin Bagley III averages 21.2 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 62%. Gary Trent Jr. averages 15.2 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Marcquise Reed averages 15.7 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Gabe DeVoe averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke averages 88.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 39%, which is good for 26th in the country. They average 42.2 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 254th with 12.3 per game. The Blue Devils allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 163rd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 129th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 52nd and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 205th place in college basketball. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 56th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson is 140th in the country with 75.2 points per game this year. They are 88th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 51st in college basketball. They are 178th in the nation in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 185th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Tigers are 232nd in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Tigers surrender 65.8 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 188th in those defensive statistics. They rank 40th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest and 87th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 125th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game this season.
The Blue Devils are 2nd in the nation in offensive rating with 122.5, and their defensive rating of 99.8 is ranked 107th. In terms of pace they are 82nd in the country with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 13th. As a team they are 18th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 240th in Division 1. Duke is 308th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 29th in the nation.
Clemson is 181st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 58th in the nation. The Tigers are 83rd in the country in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 95.7 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 267th in Division 1 with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 61st. As a team they are 56th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 117th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Duke/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Clemson +1
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