North Carolina at Duke College Basketball Parlay 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
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The North Carolina Tar Heels head to Barclays Center to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 4.5 point favorites.
North Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-9. They currently have a point differential of 9.3 as they are averaging 82.8 points per contest while giving up 73.6 per game. Duke has an overall mark of 25-6. They are averaging 85.1 points per contest and giving up 69.5, which is a point differential of 15.6.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 17-13 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 18-12 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 19-10 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 16-13 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
01/30/18 G Jalek Felton Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Joel Berry averages 17.5 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%. Luke Maye averages 17.6 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Grayson Allen averages 15.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes 4.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Marvin Bagley III scores 20.7 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 11.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tar Heels allow 73.6 points per contest which is 207th in Division 1. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 91st and 334th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 45th, and they allow 14.7 assists per game which puts them in 285th place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 68th in the nation. North Carolina averages 82.8 points per contest this year, which is 22nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 86th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 85th in college basketball. They average 42.7 boards per contest and 18.1 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 241st with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils give up 69.5 points per game, which ranks them 100th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 42nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 202nd with 13.7 dimes allowed per game and 56th with 32.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils are 95th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest this year. Duke is 6th in Division 1 with 85.1 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 15.6. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 50th in D-1. They are 3rd in college basketball in rebounding with 41.9 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 17.5. The Blue Devils are 219th in turnovers per contest with 12.5.
The Tar Heels are 167th in the country in defensive rating with 102.1, and their offensive rating of 115 is ranked 18th. They are 74th in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 100th. As a unit they are 113th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 252nd in D-1. North Carolina is 313th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 181st in the country.
Duke is 284th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 10th in Division 1. The Blue Devils are 41st in the nation in defensive rating with 97.4, and their offensive rating of 119.4 is ranked 4th. They are 96th in D-1 in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 21st. As a unit they are 30th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 222nd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take North Carolina +4.5 and over 149 total points
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