Notre Dame at Duke College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/29/2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to play the Duke Blue Devils on Monday, January 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 14.5 point favorites.
Notre Dame heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-8. They currently have a point differential of 10.7 as they are averaging 76.6 points per contest while giving up 65.9 per game. Duke has an overall record of 18-3. They are averaging 90.3 points per game and surrendering 72.3, good for a point differential of 18.0.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-10 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 8-9 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 12-7 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 13-6 against the over/under this year
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
01/28/18 G Matt Farrell Ankle is OUT Monday vs Duke
01/17/18 G D.J. Harvey Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/18 F Bonzie Colson Foot is out indefinitely
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
01/28/18 C Marques Bolden Knee is "?" Monday vs Notre Dame
Temple Gibbs averages 15.4 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is at 82%. Martinas Geben averages 10 points per game in 24.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Marvin Bagley III averages 22 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.6 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Grayson Allen averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame averages 76.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 109th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 149th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 97th in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 83rd and 141st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 343rd with 10.4 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 36th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 53rd and 197th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 122nd and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 204th place in college basketball. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 82nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 2nd in the country with 90.3 points per game this year. They are 9th in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 18.0. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 72nd in college basketball. They are 2nd in the nation in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 19.0. The Blue Devils are 258th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Blue Devils surrender 72.3 points per contest, which ranks them 179th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 43rd and 156th in those defensive statistics. They rank 208th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest and 58th with 32.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Devils are 87th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game this season.
The Fighting Irish are 74th in the country in defensive rating with 97.4, and their offensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 33rd. They are 320th in college basketball in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 130th. As a unit they are 109th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 159th in D-1. Notre Dame is 343rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 69th in the country.
Duke is 320th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 43rd in Division 1. The Blue Devils are 100th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.4, and their offensive rating of 123 is ranked 2nd. They are 53rd in D-1 in pace with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 16th. As a unit they are 24th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 257th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Duke -14.5
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