Duke vs Georgia Tech Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/8/2020
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Location: Hank McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Tech +12
The Duke Blue Devils head to Hank McCamish Pavilion to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has Duke as 12 point favorites.
Duke heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-1. They currently have a point differential of 21.7 as they are averaging 84.1 points per contest while giving up 62.4 per game. Georgia Tech has an overall mark of 7-7. They are averaging 67.6 points per contest and giving up 68.0, which is a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 9-5-0 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 9-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 9-4-1 against the spread this season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 4-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
01/06/20 F Wendell Moore Jr. Hand is out indefinitely
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tre Jones averages 14.2 points per contest in 32.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.2 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%. Vernon Carey Jr. comes into this game averaging 18.4 points per contest while playing 23.7 minutes per night. He grabs 9.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Moses Wright averages 13.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 55%. Michael Devoe scores 16.9 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils allow 62.4 points per contest which is 50th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 122nd and 40th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 35th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 108th place in D-1. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 319th in Division 1. Duke averages 84.1 points per contest, which is 4th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 21.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 92nd in the nation. They average 41.9 boards per contest and 16.9 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 172nd with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Yellow Jackets give up 68.0 points per game, which ranks them 164th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 64th and 107th in those defensive statistics. They rank 229th with 13.1 dimes allowed per game and 243rd with 36.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Yellow Jackets are 251st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest. Georgia Tech is 272nd in the country with 67.6 points per contest this season. They are 144th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.4. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 330th in the country. They are 193rd in the nation in rebounding with 35.5 boards per contest and 256th in assists per game with 12.3. The Yellow Jackets are 10th in turnovers per contest with 17.0.
The Blue Devils are 5th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.9. In terms of pace they are 56th in the country with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 49th. As a team they are 50th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 306th in Division 1. Duke is 270th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Georgia Tech is 11th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.6 times per 100 possessions. The Yellow Jackets are 319th in the country in offensive rating with 91.8. In terms of pace they are 84th in Division 1 with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 228th. As a team they are 254th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 300th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Duke -12 and over 139.5 total points
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