Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Duke Blue Devils Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/15/2020
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Duke -12
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to play the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 12 point favorites.
Notre Dame heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-9. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 75.1 points per contest while giving up 67.7 per game. Duke has an overall mark of 21-3. They are averaging 82.6 points per contest and giving up 66.0, which is a point differential of 16.5.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 14-9-1 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 11-13-0 against the over/under
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 12-12-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 16-8-0 against the over/under
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/06/19 G Robby Carmody ACL is out indefinitely
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
John Mooney comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 13.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 64%. T.J. Gibbs averages 13.8 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Vernon Carey Jr. averages 17.5 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Tre Jones averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 6.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame averages 75.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 82nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 240th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 104th in the nation. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 17.0 assists per game, which ranks them 62nd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 350th with 9.8 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 67.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 133rd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 78th and 215th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.4 rebounds a game which ranks 318th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 227th place in Division 1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 75th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 3rd in the country with 82.6 points per game this year. They are 16th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 16.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 83rd in the nation. They are 19th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.8 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 16.2. The Blue Devils are 141st in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Blue Devils surrender 66.0 points per contest, which ranks them 85th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 105th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 128th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 115th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Devils are 320th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game.
The Fighting Irish have an offensive rating of 108, which is ranked 47th. They are 220th in college basketball in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 145th. As a unit they are 168th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 31st in D-1. Notre Dame is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 241st 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 111.9, which is ranked 11th. They are 41st in D-1 in pace with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 37th. As a unit they are 45th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 299th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Duke -12
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