Louisville at Duke College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/21/2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to play the Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 12 point favorites.
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Louisville heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-9. They currently have a point differential of 8.3 as they are averaging 78.1 points per contest while giving up 69.9 per game. Duke has an overall mark of 22-5. They are averaging 87.4 points per contest and giving up 71.3, which is a point differential of 16.1.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 12-11 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 15-8 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 16-9 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 16-9 against the over/under this year
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
11/22/17 G Brian Bowen II Suspension is out for season
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
02/20/18 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Louisville
Quentin Snider averages 12.1 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Deng Adel averages 15.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Grayson Allen averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Marvin Bagley III averages 21.2 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.4 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 112th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 52nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 288th, and they give up 10.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 255th in college basketball. Louisville averages 78.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 73rd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 96th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 112th in D-1. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 86th and 164th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 279th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils surrender 71.3 points per contest, which ranks them 153rd in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 123rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 223rd with 13.9 assists allowed per contest, and 64th with 32.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Devils are 63rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game this season. Duke is 2nd in Division 1 with 87.4 points per game this year. They are 12th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 16.1. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the nation. They are 2nd in college basketball in rebounding with 42.0 boards per game and 8th in assists per contest with 17.9. The Blue Devils are 257th in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Cardinals are 96th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 97.2 is ranked 50th. In terms of pace they are 131st in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 119th. As a team they are 115th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 233rd in Division 1. Louisville is 295th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 11th in the nation.
Duke is 308th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 24th in Division 1. The Blue Devils are 88th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.3, and their offensive rating of 121.7 is ranked 2nd. They are 87th in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 16th. As a unit they are 23rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 246th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Louisville/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Duke -12
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