Syracuse at Duke College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/23/2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The Syracuse Orange travel to CenturyLink Center Omaha to play the Duke Blue Devils on Friday, March 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 11.5 point favorites.
Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 23-13. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 66.7 points per game while giving up 63.6 per contest. Duke has an overall mark of 28-7. They are averaging 84.9 points per contest and giving up 69.3, which is a point differential of 15.6.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 17-17 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 13-16 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 22-11 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 16-13 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
No key injuries to report
Oshae Brissett averages 14.9 points per game in 38.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Tyus Battle averages 19.3 points per game while playing 39 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Grayson Allen averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Marvin Bagley III averages 21.2 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.3 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 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 32nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 97th, and they give up 16.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 330th place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 164th in college basketball. Syracuse averages 66.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 317th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 321st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 330th in D-1. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 10.6 assists per game, which ranks them 90th and 338th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 230th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils surrender 69.3 points per contest, which ranks them 100th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 267th with 14.4 assists allowed per contest, and 51st with 32.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Devils are 85th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game this season. Duke is 6th in Division 1 with 84.9 points per game this year. They are 8th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 15.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 38th in the nation. They are 4th in college basketball in rebounding with 41.5 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 17.8. The Blue Devils are 201st in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Orange are 41st in the country in defensive rating with 97.5, and their offensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 243rd. They are 344th in college basketball in pace with 64.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 332nd. As a unit they are 297th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 285th in D-1. Syracuse is 166th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 16th in the country.
Duke is 264th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 11th in Division 1. The Blue Devils are 40th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.4, and their offensive rating of 119.3 is ranked 3rd. They are 101st in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 19th. As a unit they are 23rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 215th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Duke -11.5
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