North Carolina at Duke College Basketball Game Picks 2/20/2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The North Carolina Tar Heels head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The opening line for this game has Duke as 9 point favorites.
North Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-5. They currently have a point differential of 14.2 as they are averaging 87.5 points per contest while giving up 73.3 per game. Duke has an overall record of 23-2. They are averaging 86.4 points per game and surrendering 66.1, good for a point differential of 20.3.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 15-8-2 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 12-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 15-10-0 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 7-17-1 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
02/19/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Duke
02/11/19 G Rechon Black Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cameron Johnson comes into this game averaging 16.3 points per contest while playing 28.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Coby White averages 15.7 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
R.J. Barrett scores 22.7 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.4 rebounds per contest and has 4.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Zion Williamson averages 22.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.2 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 87.5 points per contest, which is 2nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 41st. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 21st in the nation. They average 43.0 boards per contest and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 111th with 13.8 per game. The Tar Heels allow 73.3 points per contest, which is 229th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 85th and 151st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 113th, and they allow 14.2 assists per game which puts them in 264th place in the country. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 285th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 4th in the nation with 86.4 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 20.3. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 313th in the NCAA. They are 2nd in D-1 in rebounding with 42.2 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 16.8. The Blue Devils are 230th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Blue Devils give up 66.1 points per game, which ranks them 52nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 120th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 192nd with 35.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils are 322nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year.
The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 114, which is ranked 17th. They are 8th in college basketball in pace with 76.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 54th. As a unit they are 47th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 254th in D-1. North Carolina is 254th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 318th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 116.2, which is ranked 5th. They are 29th in D-1 in pace with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 52nd. As a unit they are 65th 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 North Carolina/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take North Carolina +9
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