Pittsburgh at Duke College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to play the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 27.5 point favorites.
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Pittsburgh heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-11. They currently have a point differential of -5.4 as they are averaging 64.8 points per contest while giving up 70.2 per game. Duke has an overall record of 16-2. They are averaging 92.7 points per game and surrendering 73.8, good for a point differential of 18.8.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 7-7 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-12 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 11-5 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 13-3 against the over/under this year
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
01/12/18 F Ryan Luther Foot is out for season
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
01/19/18 F Javin DeLaurier Hamstring is "?" Saturday vs Pittsburgh
01/19/18 C Marques Bolden Knee is "?" Saturday vs Pittsburgh
Jared Wilson-Frame averages 12.5 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Marcus Carr averages 10.1 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Grayson Allen averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Marvin Bagley III averages 22 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 129th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 152nd and 63rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 214th, and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 220th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in college basketball. Pittsburgh averages 64.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 332nd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 272nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 250th in D-1. They average 33.1 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 296th and 227th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 53rd with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils surrender 73.8 points per contest, which ranks them 219th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 215th in those defensive statistics. They rank 244th with 14.3 assists allowed per contest, and 66th with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Devils are 74th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season. Duke is 1st in Division 1 with 92.7 points per game this year. They are 5th in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 18.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 64th in the nation. They are 1st in college basketball in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 19.8. The Blue Devils are 296th in turnovers per game with 11.9.
The Panthers are 314th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.5, and their defensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 250th. In terms of pace they are 330th in the country with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 211th. As a team they are 207th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 26th in Division 1. Pittsburgh is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 126th in the nation.
Duke is 337th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 65th in Division 1. The Blue Devils are 127th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.3, and their offensive rating of 124.6 is ranked 1st. They are 44th in D-1 in pace with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 15th. 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 263rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Pittsburgh/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Duke -27.5
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