Yale at Duke College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Yale Bulldogs head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Duke as 24.5 point favorites.
Yale heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-2. They currently have a point differential of 9.5 as they are averaging 87.5 points per contest while giving up 78.0 per game. Duke has an overall record of 8-1. They are averaging 93.1 points per game and surrendering 66.6, good for a point differential of 26.6.
Valuable Yale Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Yale Bulldogs are 4-2-0 against the spread this season
The Yale Bulldogs are 4-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 2-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Yale Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Miye Oni comes into this game averaging 18.8 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Jordan Bruner averages 13.0 points per contest in 25.0 minutes per game. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 60% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
R.J. Barrett scores 23.6 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.2 rebounds per contest and has 4.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 60%. Zion Williamson averages 20.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.1 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Yale averages 87.5 points per contest, which is 14th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 18th in the nation. They average 38.8 boards per contest and 17.5 assists per game, which ranks them 88th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 40th with 16.0 per game. The Bulldogs allow 78.0 points per contest, which is 292nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 123rd and 109th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 92nd, and they allow 13.0 assists per game which puts them in 178th place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 111th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 5th in the nation with 93.1 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 26.6. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 182nd in the NCAA. They are 4th in D-1 in rebounding with 45.9 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 18.3. The Blue Devils are 271st in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Blue Devils give up 66.6 points per game, which ranks them 76th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 64th in those defensive statistics. They rank 219th with 13.7 dimes allowed per game and 227th with 36.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils are 291st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 112.7, which is ranked 55th. They are 58th in college basketball in pace with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 6th. As a unit they are 7th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 172nd in D-1. Yale is 69th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 335th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 122.9, which is ranked 4th. They are 34th in D-1 in pace with 75.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 35th. As a unit they are 53rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 217th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Yale/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Yale +24.5
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