Duke vs Miami NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 1/4/2020
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami +10.5
The Duke Blue Devils travel to Watsco Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 10.5 point favorites.
Duke heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-1. They currently have a point differential of 20.8 as they are averaging 83.3 points per contest while giving up 62.5 per game. Miami has an overall record of 9-3. They are averaging 75.4 points per game and surrendering 71.3, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Valuable Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 8-5-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 8-5-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 7-5-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 8-4-0 against the over/under
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
12/31/19 G Tre Jones Foot is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Boston College
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/05/19 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
Tre Jones averages 14.6 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Vernon Carey Jr. comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 23.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Kameron McGusty averages 15.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Chris Lykes averages 15.9 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 1.8 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils allow 62.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 52nd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 128th and 65th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 47th, and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 147th place in the NCAA. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 321st in the nation. Duke averages 83.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 20.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 38th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 114th in D-1. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 13th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 176th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes surrender 71.3 points per contest, which ranks them 229th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 260th and 154th in those defensive statistics. They rank 296th with 14.8 assists allowed per contest, and 310th with 38.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hurricanes are 96th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game. Miami is 104th in the country with 75.4 points per game this year. They are 63rd in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.2. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the nation. They are 304th in the country in rebounding with 33.1 boards per game and 283rd in assists per contest with 11.8. The Hurricanes are 340th in turnovers per game with 10.8.
The Blue Devils are 13th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.8. In terms of pace they are 61st in the country with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 75th. As a team they are 81st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 290th in Division 1. Duke is 273rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 336th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions. The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 108.3, which is ranked 57th. They are 246th in D-1 in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 57th. As a unit they are 82nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 225th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Duke/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami +10.5
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