Miami at Duke Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to play the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 18 point favorites.
Miami heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-15. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 72.6 points per contest while giving up 70.3 per game. Duke has an overall record of 24-4. They are averaging 85.0 points per game and surrendering 67.3, good for a point differential of 17.8.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 11-16-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 12-14-1 against the over/under
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 16-12-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 8-19-1 against the over/under
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/13/18 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
01/29/19 F Dewan Hernandez Eligibility is out for season
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
03/01/19 F Zion Williamson Knee is doubtful Saturday vs Miami Florida
Chris Lykes comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Zach Johnson averages 12.3 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
R.J. Barrett averages 23.3 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Cam Reddish averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 72.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 183rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 208th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 190th in the nation. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 282nd and 221st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 283rd with 11.8 per game. The Hurricanes allow 70.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 153rd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 209th and 131st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 260th and they give up 14.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 252nd place in Division 1. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 7th in the country with 85.0 points per game this year. They are 30th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 17.8. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 328th in the nation. They are 3rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 16.3. The Blue Devils are 195th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Blue Devils surrender 67.3 points per contest, which ranks them 68th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 145th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 212th with 35.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Devils are 305th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game.
The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 105, which is ranked 150th. They are 207th in college basketball in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 161st. As a unit they are 149th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 50th in D-1. Miami is 259th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 295th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 114.6, which is ranked 11th. They are 27th in D-1 in pace with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 63rd. As a unit they are 68th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 180th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Duke -18
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