Duke at Clemson College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 17.5 point favorites.
Duke heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-1. They currently have a point differential of 27.8 as they are averaging 91.6 points per contest while giving up 63.8 per game. Clemson has an overall record of 10-3. They are averaging 75.3 points per game and surrendering 65.9, good for a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 8-4-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 2-10-0 against the over/under
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 4-9-0 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 7-6-0 against the over/under
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
11/27/18 C Trey Jemison Knee is out indefinitely
11/09/18 F Malik William Concussion is out indefinitely
R.J. Barrett comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 65%. Zion Williamson averages 19.8 points per game in 26.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 9.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 65% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Marcquise Reed averages 20.1 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Shelton Mitchell averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke averages 91.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 27.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 255th in the nation. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 230th with 12.8 per game. The Blue Devils allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 34th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 189th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 192nd place in Division 1. They force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 329th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson is 151st in the country with 75.3 points per game this year. They are 29th in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 279th in the nation. They are 220th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 268th in assists per contest with 12.3. The Tigers are 115th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Tigers surrender 65.9 points per contest, which ranks them 59th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 123rd and 326th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 9.8 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 28.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 252nd in country in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Blue Devils are 6th in the nation in offensive rating with 119.3. In terms of pace they are 17th in the country with 76.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 48th. As a team they are 57th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 230th in Division 1. Duke is 320th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions.
Clemson is 69th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 108.2, which is ranked 104th. They are 228th in D-1 in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 61st. As a unit they are 43rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 189th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Duke/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Clemson +17.5
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