Penn State at Duquesne College Basketball Parlay 12/19/2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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The Penn State Nittany Lions head to Palumbo Center to take on the Duquesne Dukes on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 5.5 point favorites.
Penn State heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-5. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 70.4 points per contest while giving up 66.9 per game. Duquesne has an overall record of 8-2. They are averaging 75.1 points per game and surrendering 69.0, good for a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 3-7-0 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 3-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Duquesne Dukes Betting Trends
The Duquesne Dukes are 4-5-1 against the spread this season
The Duquesne Dukes are 4-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
12/14/18 F Satchel Pierce Academics is out for season
Key Duquesne Dukes Injuries
12/18/18 C Michael Hughes Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Penn State
Rasir Bolton averages 14.7 points per contest in 28.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 2.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%. Lamar Stevens comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per night. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 71% while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Eric Williams Jr. averages 12.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Michael Hughes scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 23.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.9 rebounds per contest and has 0.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 71% and his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions allow 66.9 points per contest which is 73rd in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 251st and 132nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 180th, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 67th place in D-1. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 264th in Division 1. Penn State averages 70.4 points per contest, which is 277th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 291st. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 272nd in the nation. They average 36.6 boards per contest and 12.1 assists per game, which ranks them 180th and 278th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 210th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Dukes give up 69.0 points per game, which ranks them 114th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 176th and 312th in those defensive statistics. They rank 241st with 14.1 dimes allowed per game and 179th with 35.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Dukes are 327th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per contest. Duquesne is 167th in the country with 75.1 points per contest this season. They are 236th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 212th in the country. They are 193rd in the nation in rebounding with 36.2 boards per contest and 60th in assists per game with 15.8. The Dukes are 73rd in turnovers per contest with 15.0.
The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 100.1, which is ranked 256th. They are 239th in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 289th. As a unit they are 289th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 138th in D-1. Penn State is 210th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Duquesne is 84th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions. The Dukes are 168th in the country in offensive rating with 105. In terms of pace they are 193rd in Division 1 with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 198th. As a team they are 195th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 47th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Penn State -5.5 and over 136 total points
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