Duke vs Clemson Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/14/2020
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson +10.5
The Duke Blue Devils travel to Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Clemson Tigers on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 10.5 point favorites.
Duke heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-1. They currently have a point differential of 21.5 as they are averaging 83.8 points per contest while giving up 62.3 per game. Clemson has an overall mark of 8-7. They are averaging 68.7 points per contest and giving up 63.7, which is a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 10-6-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 10-6-0 against the over/under
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 9-6-0 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
01/06/20 F Wendell Moore Jr. Hand is out indefinitely
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
01/04/20 F Jonathan Baehre Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/04/20 G Chase Hunter Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Tre Jones averages 14.9 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest. He averages 7.0 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Vernon Carey Jr. comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 23.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 60%.
Tevin Mack averages 11.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 59%. Aamir Simms averages 13.9 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils allow 62.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 45th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 100th and 47th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 47th, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 90th place in the NCAA. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 322nd in the nation. Duke averages 83.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 21.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 48th in D-1. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 20th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 188th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 63.7 points per contest, which ranks them 62nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 86th and 149th in those defensive statistics. They rank 124th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest, and 173rd with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 245th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game. Clemson is 250th in the country with 68.7 points per game this year. They are 244th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 226th in the nation. They are 250th in the country in rebounding with 34.3 boards per game and 195th in assists per contest with 13.1. The Tigers are 253rd in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Blue Devils are 4th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.2. In terms of pace they are 63rd in the country with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 25th. As a team they are 40th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 307th in Division 1. Duke is 268th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Clemson is 208th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 99.4, which is ranked 223rd. They are 294th in D-1 in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 185th. As a unit they are 191st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Duke/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Clemson +10.5
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