Duke at Virginia NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Duke Blue Devils travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 2.5 point favorites.
Duke comes into this game with an overall record of 20-2. They currently have a point differential of 21.8 as they are averaging 87.0 points per game while giving up 65.2 per contest. Virginia has an overall record of 20-1. They are averaging 72.9 points per game and surrendering 52.9, good for a point differential of 20.0.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 14-8-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 5-16-1 against the over/under
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 16-5-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
02/02/19 G Ty Jerome Back is questionable
Zion Williamson averages 22.0 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 9.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 68% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. R.J. Barrett comes into this contest averaging 23.0 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Kyle Guy averages 14.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%. De'Andre Hunter averages 14.7 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 38th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 216th, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest which puts them in 90th place in the NCAA. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 322nd in the nation. Duke averages 87.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 21.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 313th in D-1. They average 43.0 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 237th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers surrender 52.9 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 25% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 8.0 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 29.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 41st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game. Virginia is 186th in the country with 72.9 points per game this year. They are 38th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 20.0. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the nation. They are 135th in the country in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game and 101st in assists per contest with 14.5. The Cavaliers are 351st in turnovers per game with 9.0.
The Blue Devils are 8th in the nation in offensive rating with 116.4. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the country with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 54th. As a team they are 75th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 217th in Division 1. Duke is 321st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 346th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 117.3, which is ranked 5th. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 61.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 38th. As a unit they are 23rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 223rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Duke/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia -2.5
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