Miami vs Duke Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/21/2020
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Duke -18.5
The Miami Hurricanes head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The opening line for this game has Duke as 18.5 point favorites.
Miami heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-7. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 72.5 points per contest while giving up 73.2 per game. Duke has an overall record of 15-3. They are averaging 82.6 points per game and surrendering 64.2, good for a point differential of 18.4.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 9-8-0 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 10-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 10-8-0 against the spread this season
The Duke Blue Devils are 12-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/05/19 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
01/08/20 F Keith Stone Knee is out indefinitely
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
01/06/20 F Wendell Moore Jr. Hand is out indefinitely
Dejan Vasiljevic averages 14.7 points per contest in 34.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 97%. Chris Lykes comes into this game averaging 16.1 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night. He grabs 1.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Tre Jones averages 14.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes 6.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Vernon Carey Jr. scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 24.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.4 rebounds per contest and has 0.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes allow 73.2 points per contest which is 275th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 279th and 212th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 313th, and they allow 15.2 assists per game which puts them in 317th place in D-1. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 75th in Division 1. Miami averages 72.5 points per contest, which is 147th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 112th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 72nd in the nation. They average 33.7 boards per contest and 10.8 assists per game, which ranks them 276th and 322nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 291st with 12.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils give up 64.2 points per game, which ranks them 65th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 157th and 100th in those defensive statistics. They rank 152nd with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 54th with 32.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Devils are 326th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per contest. Duke is 8th in the country with 82.6 points per contest this season. They are 13th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 18.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 61st in the country. They are 32nd in the nation in rebounding with 40.0 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 16.3. The Blue Devils are 154th in turnovers per contest with 13.7.
The Hurricanes are 128th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.9. In terms of pace they are 238th in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 110th. As a team they are 125th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 218th in Division 1. Miami is 267th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 253rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 112.2, which is ranked 6th. They are 49th in D-1 in pace with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 32nd. As a unit they are 51st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 293rd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Miami +18.5 and over 149 total points
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