Duke at St. John's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to Madison Square Garden to play the St. John's Red Storm on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 11.5 point favorites.
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Duke comes into this game with an overall record of 19-3. They currently have a point differential of 18.2 as they are averaging 90.2 points per game while giving up 72.0 per contest. St. John's has an overall record of 10-13. They are averaging 72.3 points per game and surrendering 70.9, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 13-7 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 14-6 against the over/under this year
Important St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 9-12 against the spread this season
The St. John's Red Storm are 7-14 against the over/under this year
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. John's Red Storm Injuries
02/02/18 F Kassoum Yakwe Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Duke
01/10/18 G Marcus LoVett Knee is out for season
Grayson Allen averages 14.8 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Marvin Bagley III averages 21.5 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Bashir Ahmed averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 58%. Shamorie Ponds averages 19.7 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils allow 72.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 169th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 35th and 143rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 52nd, and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 206th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 82nd in college basketball. Duke averages 90.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 18.2 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 40th in D-1. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 261st with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Storm surrender 70.9 points per contest, which ranks them 143rd in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 60th and 313th in those defensive statistics. They rank 226th with 13.9 assists allowed per contest, and 338th with 40.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Red Storm are 343rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per game this season. St. John's is 228th in Division 1 with 72.3 points per game this year. They are 299th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 319th in the nation. They are 249th in college basketball in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game and 227th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Red Storm are 315th in turnovers per game with 11.5.
The Blue Devils are 2nd in the nation in offensive rating with 123.2, and their defensive rating of 98.4 is ranked 93rd. In terms of pace they are 54th in the country with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 15th. As a team they are 22nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 264th in Division 1. Duke is 323rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 35th in the nation.
St. John's is 321st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 151st in Division 1. The Red Storm are 86th in the nation in defensive rating with 98, and their offensive rating of 99.9 is ranked 277th. They are 100th in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 311th. As a unit they are 303rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 219th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Duke/St. John's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. John's +11.5
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