UCF at Duke NCAA Basketball Tips 3/24/2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Colonial Life Arena
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The UCF Knights travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the Duke Blue Devils on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 14.5 point favorites.
UCF comes into this game with an overall record of 23-7. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 64.3 per contest. 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 UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 19-12-1 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 15-14-1 against the over/under
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 18-17-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 8-22-1 against the over/under
Key UCF Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
03/23/19 F Jack White Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Central Florida
Aubrey Dawkins averages 15.1 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. B.J. Taylor comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Zion Williamson averages 22.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage is 65%. R.J. Barrett averages 23.0 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.7 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 Knights allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 37th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 164th, and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 133rd place in the NCAA. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in the nation. UCF averages 72.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 183rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 69th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 127th in D-1. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 103rd and 190th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 276th with 11.8 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 109th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest, and 228th 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 29th 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 160th in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Knights are 104th in the nation in offensive rating with 107. In terms of pace they are 279th in the country with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 104th. As a team they are 113th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 243rd in Division 1. UCF is 241st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 262nd 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 75th. As a unit they are 86th 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 UCF/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Duke -14.5
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