Syracuse at Duke Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/14/2019
Monday, January 14, 2019
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The Syracuse Orange head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Monday, January 14, 2019. The opening line for this game has Duke as 17 point favorites.
Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 11-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 70.2 points per game while giving up 61.7 per contest. Duke has an overall mark of 14-1. They are averaging 90.2 points per contest and giving up 65.1, which is a point differential of 25.1.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 8-8-0 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 6-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 10-5-0 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 3-11-1 against the over/under this year
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
01/12/19 F Zion Williamson Eye left last game, is questionable
Tyus Battle comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 35.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Elijah Hughes averages 15.0 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
R.J. Barrett scores 23.4 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Cam Reddish averages 13.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 70.2 points per contest, which is 269th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 282nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 331st in the nation. They average 36.8 boards per contest and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 129th and 260th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 280th with 12.1 per game. The Orange allow 61.7 points per contest, which is 14th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 50th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 211th, and they allow 14.2 assists per game which puts them in 254th place in the country. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 313th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 3rd in the nation with 90.2 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 25.1. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 231st in the NCAA. They are 3rd in D-1 in rebounding with 44.0 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 18.2. The Blue Devils are 197th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Blue Devils give up 65.1 points per game, which ranks them 36th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 172nd with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 208th with 35.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils are 334th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.4 per contest this year.
The Orange have an offensive rating of 104.2, which is ranked 176th. They are 303rd in college basketball in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 283rd. As a unit they are 258th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 86th in D-1. Syracuse is 246th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 310th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 118.2, which is ranked 6th. They are 15th in D-1 in pace with 76.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 37th. As a unit they are 47th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 231st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Syracuse +17
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