Duke at Pittsburgh NCAA Basketball Tips 1/22/2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Petersen Events Center
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 12 point favorites.
Duke heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-2. They currently have a point differential of 22.1 as they are averaging 89.2 points per contest while giving up 67.1 per game. Pittsburgh has an overall mark of 12-6. They are averaging 76.3 points per contest and giving up 66.8, which is a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 10-7-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 5-11-1 against the over/under
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 13-5-0 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
01/21/19 G Tre Jones Shoulder is questionable Tuesday vs Pittsburgh
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/14/18 C Peace Ilegomah Transferred is out for season
Zion Williamson averages 21.5 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 9.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 66% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. R.J. Barrett comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Trey McGowens averages 13.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Xavier Johnson averages 17.1 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 69th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 234th, and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 144th place in the NCAA. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 326th in the nation. Duke averages 89.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 22.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 305th in D-1. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 4th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 239th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers surrender 66.8 points per contest, which ranks them 65th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 202nd with 13.3 assists allowed per contest, and 295th with 37.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Panthers are 324th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game. Pittsburgh is 115th in the country with 76.3 points per game this year. They are 193rd in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 204th in the nation. They are 62nd in the country in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game and 230th in assists per contest with 12.8. The Panthers are 97th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Blue Devils are 9th in the nation in offensive rating with 116.7. In terms of pace they are 17th in the country with 75.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 58th. As a team they are 71st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 209th in Division 1. Duke is 325th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Pittsburgh is 110th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers have an offensive rating of 105, which is ranked 153rd. They are 87th in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 216th. As a unit they are 164th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 256th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Duke/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +12
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