Duke at Kansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/25/2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The Duke Blue Devils head to CenturyLink Center Omaha to take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 4 point favorites.
Duke comes into this game with an overall record of 29-7. They currently have a point differential of 15.3 as they are averaging 84.4 points per game while giving up 69.2 per contest. Kansas has an overall mark of 30-7. They are averaging 81.4 points per contest and giving up 71.0, which is a point differential of 10.4.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 22-12 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 16-13 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 19-16 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 13-16 against the over/under this year
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
01/20/18 F Billy Preston Left Team is out for season
Marvin Bagley III averages 21.2 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 63%. Grayson Allen averages 15.6 points per contest in 35.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.7 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Devonte' Graham scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 37.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 7.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk averages 14.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke averages 84.4 points per contest this year, which is 8th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 52nd in Division 1. They average 41.3 boards per contest and 17.6 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 217th with 12.5 per game. The Blue Devils allow 69.2 points per contest, which is 94th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 55th, and they allow 14.4 assists per game which puts them in 258th place in college basketball. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 94th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas is 29th in the country with 81.4 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 10.4. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in Division 1. They are 179th in the country in rebounding with 35.4 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 16.8. The Jayhawks are 293rd in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Jayhawks give up 71.0 points per game, which ranks them 142nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 76th and 75th in those defensive statistics. They rank 114th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 201st with 35.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Jayhawks are 179th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Blue Devils are 3rd in the nation in offensive rating with 119, and their defensive rating of 97.5 is ranked 40th. In terms of pace they are 115th in the country with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 19th. As a team they are 24th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 197th in Division 1. Duke is 275th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 11th in the nation.
Kansas is 297th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 71st in the nation. The Jayhawks are 9th in the country in offensive rating with 115.8, and their defensive rating of 101 is ranked 128th. In terms of pace they are 135th in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 6th. As a team they are 16th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 85th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Duke/Kansas college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Duke -4
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