Duquesne at Pittsburgh College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/30/2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
Petersen Events Center
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The Duquesne Dukes travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Friday, November 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh as 3.5 point favorites.
Duquesne comes into this game with an overall record of 4-1. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 76.2 points per game while giving up 72.0 per contest. Pittsburgh has an overall record of 6-1. They are averaging 79.7 points per game and surrendering 66.0, good for a point differential of 13.7.
Valuable Duquesne Dukes Betting Trends
The Duquesne Dukes are 2-2-1 against the spread
The Duquesne Dukes are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6-1-0 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Key Duquesne Dukes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Eric Williams Jr. comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%. Michael Hughes averages 11.2 points per game in 21.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 66% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Xavier Johnson averages 16.9 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Jared Wilson-Frame averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Duquesne averages 76.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 159th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 228th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 146th in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 197th and 88th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 139th with 14.2 per game. The Dukes allow 72.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 187th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 212th and 302nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 191st and they give up 15.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 305th place in Division 1. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 303rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh is 95th in the country with 79.7 points per game this year. They are 51st in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 13.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 103rd in the nation. They are 111th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 153rd in assists per contest with 14.3. The Panthers are 260th in turnovers per game with 12.3. The Panthers surrender 66.0 points per contest, which ranks them 78th in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 95th in those defensive statistics. They rank 162nd with 12.6 assists allowed per contest and 207th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Panthers are 219th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game.
The Dukes have an offensive rating of 106.1, which is ranked 160th. They are 225th in college basketball in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 183rd. As a unit they are 212th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 75th in D-1. Duquesne is 155th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Pittsburgh is 228th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers have an offensive rating of 111.2, which is ranked 85th. They are 151st in D-1 in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 84th. As a unit they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 310th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Duquesne/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -3.5
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