Georgia Tech at Duke Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/26/2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to play the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 22.5 point favorites.
Georgia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 11-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.7 as they are averaging 69.2 points per game while giving up 63.5 per contest. Duke has an overall mark of 16-2. They are averaging 88.6 points per contest and giving up 66.9, which is a point differential of 21.7.
Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 13-6-0 against the spread
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 7-12-0 against the over/under
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 11-7-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 5-12-1 against the over/under
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
01/25/19 G Tre Jones Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Georgia Tech
James Banks III averages 11.2 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Jose Alvarado comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Zion Williamson averages 21.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 68%. R.J. Barrett averages 23.9 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Yellow Jackets allow 63.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 156th, and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 161st place in the NCAA. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 242nd in the nation. Georgia Tech averages 69.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 281st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 104th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 317th in D-1. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 256th and 119th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 55th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils surrender 66.9 points per contest, which ranks them 67th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 116th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest, and 238th with 36.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Devils are 326th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game. Duke is 3rd in the country with 88.6 points per game this year. They are 30th in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 21.7. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 306th in the nation. They are 4th in the country in rebounding with 43.3 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 17.5. The Blue Devils are 229th in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Yellow Jackets have an offensive rating of 98.7, which is ranked 281st. They are 174th in college basketball in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 181st. As a unit they are 157th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 296th in D-1. Georgia Tech is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 320th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 116.6, which is ranked 8th. They are 16th in D-1 in pace with 75.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 64th. As a unit they are 79th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 217th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgia Tech/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Duke -22.5
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