Michigan State at Duke Elite 8 Basketball Parlay 3/31/2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Michigan State Spartans head to Capital One Arena to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Sunday in the Elite 8. MSU handled LSU in the Sweet 16 by a score of 80-63 while Duke escaped with a tight 75-73 win against Virginia Tech. The opening line for this game has Duke as 1.5 point favorites.
Michigan State heads into this matchup with a mark of 31-6. They currently have a point differential of 13.4 as they are averaging 78.5 points per contest while giving up 65.1 per game. Duke has an overall record of 32-5. They are averaging 83.4 points per game and surrendering 67.6, good for a point differential of 15.7.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 26-11-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 13-18-0 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 18-19-0 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 8-22-1 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
03/29/19 F Nick Ward Hand is probable Sunday vs Duke
03/17/19 G Kyle Ahrens Ankle is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G Joshua Langford Ankle is out for season
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
03/29/19 F Cam Reddish Knee is questionable Sunday vs Michigan St
03/29/19 F Jack White Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Michigan St
Matt McQuaid averages 9.9 points per contest in 30.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%. Cassius Winston comes into this game averaging 18.8 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Zion Williamson averages 22.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 65%. R.J. Barrett scores 22.7 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans allow 65.1 points per contest which is 34th in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 37th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they allow 12.2 assists per game which puts them in 106th place in D-1. They force 10.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in Division 1. Michigan State averages 78.5 points per contest, which is 45th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 26th in the nation. They average 40.9 boards per contest and 18.6 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 168th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils give up 67.6 points per game, which ranks them 70th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 109th with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 221st with 35.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils are 282nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest. Duke is 9th in the country with 83.4 points per contest this season. They are 28th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 15.7. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 330th in the country. They are 2nd in the nation in rebounding with 41.5 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 15.8. The Blue Devils are 192nd in turnovers per contest with 12.8.
The Spartans have an offensive rating of 114, which is ranked 11th. They are 222nd in college basketball in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 18th. As a unit they are 10th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 194th in D-1. Michigan State is 153rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 280th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 113, which is ranked 16th. They are 28th in D-1 in pace with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 70th. As a unit they are 88th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 205th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Michigan State +1.5 and over 153.5 total points
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