Duke at North Carolina State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The Duke Blue Devils head to PNC Arena to take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 3.5 point favorites.
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Duke heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-1. They currently have a point differential of 20.6 as they are averaging 94.6 points per contest while giving up 73.9 per game. North Carolina State has an overall mark of 10-5. They are averaging 82.5 points per contest and giving up 71.7, which is a point differential of 10.8.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 8-4 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 11-1 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 3-5 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 5-3 against the over/under this year
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
12/28/17 G Markell Johnson Suspension is out indefinitely
11/30/17 F Darius Hicks ACL is out for season
Marvin Bagley III averages 21.9 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 11.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is 61%. Grayson Allen averages 17.4 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Allerik Freeman scores 15.3 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Torin Dorn averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke averages 94.6 points per contest this year, which is 2nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 20.6 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 123rd in Division 1. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 20.7 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 320th with 11.5 per game. The Blue Devils allow 73.9 points per contest, which is 222nd in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 80th and 241st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 49th, and they allow 14.9 assists per game which puts them in 269th place in college basketball. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 75th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State is 44th in the country with 82.5 points per contest this season. They are 101st in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.8. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 253rd in Division 1. They are 79th in the country in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 90th in assists per game with 15.5. The Wolfpack are 244th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Wolfpack give up 71.7 points per game, which ranks them 171st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 170th and 111th in those defensive statistics. They rank 169th with 13.2 dimes allowed per game and 189th with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolfpack are 305th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year.
The Blue Devils are 1st in the nation in offensive rating with 126.7, and their defensive rating of 99 is ranked 139th. In terms of pace they are 50th in the country with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 22nd. As a team they are 30th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 283rd in Division 1. Duke is 344th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 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 100th in the nation.
North Carolina State is 302nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 143rd in the nation. The Wolfpack are 49th in the country in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 98.3 is ranked 127th. In terms of pace they are 73rd in Division 1 with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 159th. As a team they are 142nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 271st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Duke/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Duke -3.5
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