Duke at Pittsburgh College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/10/2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Petersen Events Center
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 16.5 point favorites.
Duke comes into this game with an overall record of 13-2. They currently have a point differential of 18.5 as they are averaging 93.9 points per game while giving up 75.4 per contest. Pittsburgh has an overall record of 8-8. They are averaging 67.5 points per game and surrendering 69.9, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 8-5 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 12-1 against the over/under this year
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6-5 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-9 against the over/under this year
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
01/09/18 F Javin DeLaurier Hamstring is doubtful Wednesday vs Pittsburgh
01/09/18 C Marques Bolden Knee is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Pittsburgh
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
01/05/18 F Ryan Luther Foot is out indefinitely
Marvin Bagley III averages 22.5 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is at 63%. Grayson Allen averages 16.8 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jared Wilson-Frame averages 12.9 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Marcus Carr averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke averages 93.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 147th in the country. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 304th with 11.8 per game. The Blue Devils allow 75.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 251st in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 105th and 240th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 51st and they give up 15.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 283rd place in college basketball. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 67th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh is 311th in the country with 67.5 points per game this year. They are 222nd in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 233rd in college basketball. They are 257th in the nation in rebounding with 34.3 boards per game, and 183rd in assists per contest with 13.9. The Panthers are 68th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Panthers surrender 69.9 points per contest, which ranks them 123rd in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 121st and 74th in those defensive statistics. They rank 192nd with 13.6 assists allowed per contest and 219th with 35.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Panthers are 30th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game this season.
The Blue Devils are 1st in the nation in offensive rating with 125.8, and their defensive rating of 101 is ranked 173rd. In terms of pace they are 51st in the country with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 20th. As a team they are 29th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 293rd in Division 1. Duke is 339th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 113th in the nation.
Pittsburgh is 17th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 96th in Division 1. The Panthers are 209th in the nation in defensive rating with 102.3, and their offensive rating of 98.7 is ranked 286th. They are 314th in D-1 in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 165th. As a unit they are 161st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Duke/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +16.5
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