Syracuse at Duke College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Syracuse Orange travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to play the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 5 point favorites.
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Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 18-10. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 68.9 points per game while giving up 64.0 per contest. Duke has an overall mark of 23-5. They are averaging 87.2 points per contest and giving up 70.8, which is a point differential of 16.4.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 12-14 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 12-14 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 17-9 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 16-10 against the over/under this year
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
02/01/18 G Howard Washington Leg is out for season
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
02/23/18 C Marques Bolden Nose is probable Saturday vs Syracuse
02/23/18 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is "?" Saturday vs Syracuse
Tyus Battle averages 20.1 points per game while playing 38.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is at 83%. Franklin Howard averages 15.5 points per game in 38.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
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%. Grayson Allen averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 68.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 289th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 280th. Behind the arc they shoot 32%, which is good for 311th in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game, which ranks them 73rd and 321st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 246th with 12.3 per game. The Orange allow 64.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 82nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 69th and they give up 16.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 328th place in college basketball. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 170th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 3rd in the country with 87.2 points per game this year. They are 12th in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 16.4. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in college basketball. They are 2nd in the nation in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17.8. The Blue Devils are 244th in turnovers per game with 12.3. The Blue Devils surrender 70.8 points per contest, which ranks them 133rd in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 95th in those defensive statistics. They rank 216th with 13.8 assists allowed per contest and 60th with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Devils are 68th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game this season.
The Orange are 50th in the country in defensive rating with 97.1, and their offensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 184th. They are 345th in college basketball in pace with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 314th. As a unit they are 270th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 297th in D-1. Syracuse is 206th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 24th in the country.
Duke is 306th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 17th in Division 1. The Blue Devils are 77th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 121.5 is ranked 2nd. They are 89th 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 241st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Duke -5
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