Duke at Miami College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/15/2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to Watsco Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Monday, January 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 4 point favorites.
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Duke heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-2. They currently have a point differential of 19.5 as they are averaging 93.2 points per contest while giving up 73.8 per game. Miami has an overall mark of 13-3. They are averaging 73.1 points per contest and giving up 60.7, which is a point differential of 12.4.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 10-5 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 12-3 against the over/under this year
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 6-5 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 4-7 against the over/under this year
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
01/13/18 F Javin DeLaurier Hamstring is "?"
01/13/18 C Marques Bolden Knee is "?"
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Grayson Allen averages 15.6 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Marvin Bagley III averages 22.5 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Bruce Brown averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 63%. Dewan Huell averages 13.6 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils allow 73.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 215th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 68th and 220th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 58th, and they give up 14.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 263rd place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 78th in college basketball. Duke averages 93.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 19.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 96th in D-1. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 312th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes surrender 60.7 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the country. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 10.4 assists allowed per contest, and 149th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hurricanes are 201st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game this season. Miami is 214th in Division 1 with 73.1 points per game this year. They are 55th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 197th in the nation. They are 152nd in college basketball in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game and 237th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Hurricanes are 277th in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Blue Devils are 1st in the nation in offensive rating with 125.8, and their defensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 133rd. In terms of pace they are 52nd in the country with 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 18th. As a team they are 27th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 267th in Division 1. Duke is 344th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 71st in the nation.
Miami is 235th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 3rd in Division 1. The Hurricanes are 8th in the nation in defensive rating with 88.4, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 135th. They are 266th in D-1 in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 86th. As a unit they are 142nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 252nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Duke/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami +4
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