Virginia at Duke College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/27/2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Virginia Cavaliers head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
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Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 13-4 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-13 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 12-6 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 13-5 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
01/26/18 F Isaiah Wilkins Back is "?" Saturday vs Duke
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
01/26/18 C Marques Bolden Knee is "?" Saturday vs Virginia
Kyle Guy averages 15.2 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Devon Hall averages 12.7 points per contest in 30.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Marvin Bagley III scores 21.6 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 11.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Grayson Allen averages 15.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia averages 69.2 points per contest this year, which is 289th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 74th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 29th in Division 1. They average 33.0 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 303rd and 173rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 348th with 9.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 51.6 points per contest, which is 1st in the country. They also surrender a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd, and they allow 8.0 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in college basketball. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 262nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 1st in the country with 91.7 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the nation in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 19.0. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 58th in Division 1. They are 2nd in the country in rebounding with 42.9 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 19.3. The Blue Devils are 283rd in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Blue Devils give up 72.7 points per game, which ranks them 192nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 50th and 182nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 218th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 61st with 32.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils are 113th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 53rd in the nation in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 83.4 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 351st in the country with 61.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 78th. As a team they are 79th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 229th in Division 1. Virginia is 338th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 42%, which is 2nd in the nation.
Duke is 326th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 53rd in Division 1. The Blue Devils are 99th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.4, and their offensive rating of 124.1 is ranked 2nd. They are 48th in D-1 in pace with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 15th. As a unit they are 21st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 251st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia
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