North Dakota State at Duke NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 3/22/2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
Colonial Life Arena
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The North Dakota State Bison travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the Duke Blue Devils on Friday in the NCAA Tournament. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 27 point favorites.
North Dakota State heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-15. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 73.4 points per contest while giving up 72.2 per game. Duke has an overall record of 26-5. They are averaging 83.5 points per game and surrendering 67.6, good for a point differential of 15.9.
Valuable North Dakota State Bison Betting Trends
The North Dakota State Bison are 15-17-0 against the spread
The North Dakota State Bison are 17-10-1 against the over/under
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 18-16-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 8-22-1 against the over/under
Key North Dakota State Bison Injuries
11/09/18 C Jordan Meidinger Knee is out for season
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
03/20/19 C Marques Bolden Knee is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs North Dakota State
Tyson Ward averages 12.3 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Vinnie Shahid comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Zion Williamson averages 22.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 65%. R.J. Barrett averages 22.9 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.5 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 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bison allow 72.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 196th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 297th and 280th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 82nd, and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 96th place in the NCAA. They force 9.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the nation. North Dakota State averages 73.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 151st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 97th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 63rd in D-1. They average 31.5 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 331st and 293rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 336th with 10.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils surrender 67.6 points per contest, which ranks them 69th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 110th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest, and 227th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Devils are 292nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game. Duke is 8th in the country with 83.5 points per game this year. They are 31st in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 15.9. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 338th in the nation. They are 2nd in the country in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game and 22nd in assists per contest with 15.9. The Blue Devils are 162nd in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Bison are 63rd in the nation in offensive rating with 109.3. In terms of pace they are 298th in the country with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 43rd. As a team they are 29th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 17th in Division 1. North Dakota State is 315th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 263rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 112.9, which is ranked 19th. They are 25th in D-1 in pace with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 74th. As a unit they are 85th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 195th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Dakota State/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Duke -27
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