Kansas vs Duke Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 11/5/2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Kansas Jayhawks head to Madison Square Garden to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has Duke as 2.5 point favorites.
Kansas heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 23-8. They had a point differential of 5.6 as they averaged 75.7 points per contest while giving up 70.1 per game. Duke had an overall record of 26-5 last season. They averaged 82.7 points per game and surrendered 67.8, good for a point differential of 14.9.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks were 16-19-1 against the spread last season
The Kansas Jayhawks were 19-12-0 against the over/under last year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils were 18-20-0 against the spread last season
The Duke Blue Devils were 8-22-1 against the over/under last year
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/04/19 G Devon Dotson Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Duke
11/04/19 F Mitch Lightfoot Redshirt is out for season
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Udoka Azubuike comes into this game after averaging 13.4 points per contest while playing 20.4 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributed 0.6 assists per game. His FG percentage was 41% while his free throw percentage was 34%. Devon Dotson averaged 12.3 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game last year. He averaged 3.5 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 48% for the season while his free throw percentage was 78%.
Tre Jones scored 9.4 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 3.8 rebounds per contest and had 5.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 41% and his free throw percentage finished at 76%. Alex O'Connell averaged 4.4 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 14.0 minutes per game. He also brought in 1.9 rebounds per game and had 0.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averaged 75.7 points per contest last year, which was 92nd in the country. Their average scoring margin was 5.6 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a unit, which had them ranked 60th. From 3-point territory they shot 35%, which was good for 142nd in Division 1. They averaged 38.2 boards per contest and 13.3 assists per game, which ranked them 41st and 186th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 159th with 13.1 per game. The Jayhawks allowed 70.1 points per contest, which was 143rd in the nation. They also surrendered a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 128th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 35.1 rebounds a game which ranked 190th, and they allowed 13.1 assists per game which put them in 184th place in the NCAA. They forced 12.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 145th in the country.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke was 11th in the nation with 82.7 points per contest last season. They were 26th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin was 14.9. They shot 31% from beyond the arc, which was good for 327th in the country. They were 3rd in the nation in rebounding with 41.2 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 15.9. The Blue Devils were 189th in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Blue Devils gave up 67.8 points per game, which ranked them 75th in the country. Their defense surrendered a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 140th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 210th with 35.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils were 269th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest last year.
The Jayhawks had an offensive rating of 106.5, which was ranked 109th. They were 119th in college basketball in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 107th. As a unit they were 101st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 270th in D-1. Kansas was 174th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Duke was 273rd in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Devils had an offensive rating of 112.6, which was ranked 20th. They were 35th in D-1 in pace with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% was 66th. As a unit they were 88th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 209th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas +2.5
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