Duke at Georgia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/11/2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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The Duke Blue Devils head to McCamish Pavilion to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 9 point favorites.
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Duke heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-5. They currently have a point differential of 16.3 as they are averaging 89.1 points per contest while giving up 72.8 per game. Georgia Tech has an overall record of 11-13. They are averaging 65.6 points per game and surrendering 65.8, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 13-9 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 15-7 against the over/under this year
Important Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 10-10 against the spread this season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 8-12 against the over/under this year
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
02/02/18 G Curtis Haywood II Leg is out for season
Marvin Bagley III averages 21.2 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 11.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 62%. Gary Trent Jr. averages 15.1 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Tadric Jackson scores 11.7 points per contest while playing 26.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Jose Alvarado averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke averages 89.1 points per contest this year, which is 2nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.3 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 37th in Division 1. They average 42.4 boards per contest and 18.5 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 250th with 12.3 per game. The Blue Devils allow 72.8 points per contest, which is 193rd in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 37th and 158th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 69th, and they allow 13.8 assists per game which puts them in 206th place in college basketball. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 62nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech is 330th in the country with 65.6 points per contest this season. They are 260th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.2. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 263rd in Division 1. They are 247th in the country in rebounding with 34.1 boards per contest and 249th in assists per game with 12.6. The Yellow Jackets are 180th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Yellow Jackets give up 65.8 points per game, which ranks them 36th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 72nd and 293rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 239th with 14.1 dimes allowed per game and 84th with 32.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Yellow Jackets are 131st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Blue Devils are 2nd in the nation in offensive rating with 122.6, and their defensive rating of 100.2 is ranked 119th. In terms of pace they are 63rd in the country with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 15th. As a team they are 21st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 258th in Division 1. Duke is 313th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 39th in the nation.
Georgia Tech is 109th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 80th in the nation. The Yellow Jackets are 290th in the country in offensive rating with 98.9, and their defensive rating of 99.2 is ranked 99th. In terms of pace they are 329th in Division 1 with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 315th. As a team they are 300th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 338th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Duke/Georgia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Duke -9
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