Louisville vs Duke Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Duke -8
The Louisville Cardinals head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has Duke as 8 point favorites.
Louisville heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-3. They currently have a point differential of 13.1 as they are averaging 74.6 points per contest while giving up 61.6 per game. Duke has an overall record of 15-2. They are averaging 83.1 points per game and surrendering 63.3, good for a point differential of 19.8.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 8-8-1 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 9-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 10-7-0 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 11-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
01/13/20 F Malik Williams Foot is questionable Tuesday vs Pittsburgh
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
01/15/20 F Joey Baker Ankle is questionable
01/06/20 F Wendell Moore Jr. Hand is out indefinitely
Steven Enoch averages 10.8 points per contest in 21.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.5 assists per game and 6.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%. Jordan Nwora comes into this game averaging 20.4 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Tre Jones averages 15.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes 6.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Vernon Carey Jr. scores 17.6 points per contest while playing 24.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.5 rebounds per contest and has 0.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals allow 61.6 points per contest which is 32nd in the country. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 48th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 97th, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 43rd place in D-1. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in Division 1. Louisville averages 74.6 points per contest, which is 107th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 66th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 17th in the nation. They average 40.0 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 35th and 90th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 277th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils give up 63.3 points per game, which ranks them 59th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 141st and 71st in those defensive statistics. They rank 123rd with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 47th with 32.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils are 322nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per contest. Duke is 6th in the country with 83.1 points per contest this season. They are 9th in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 19.8. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 46th in the country. They are 33rd in the nation in rebounding with 40.1 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 16.6. The Blue Devils are 182nd in turnovers per contest with 13.5.
The Cardinals are 24th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.3. In terms of pace they are 312th in the country with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 60th. As a team they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 201st in Division 1. Louisville is 263rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 259th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 113.3, which is ranked 5th. They are 59th in D-1 in pace with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 24th. As a unit they are 39th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 304th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Louisville +8 and over 138.5 total points
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