Duke Blue Devils vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 2/1/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Duke (-7.5)
The Miami Hurricanes (6-10) host the Duke Blue Devils (7-5) at Watsco Center on Monday. Miami opens this contest as 7.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 139.5.
Duke will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 7-5 so far this year. They have an average of 74.2 pts per game (128th in college hoops) while going 44.9% from the floor. The Blue Devils are hitting 33.0% on three-point shots (96 of 291) and 69.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Duke is collecting 37.5 boards per contest and has accounted for 176 dimes on the season, which ranks 219th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 13.3 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.8 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Blue Devils are able to force 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.8 personal fouls. They concede 35.7% from 3-point land while they are 182nd in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (70.2). The Blue Devils defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.1% (302 of 670) and they relinquish 33.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They currently rank 91st in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 154 surrendered this season.
The Duke Blue Devils played the Clemson Tigers and earned the victory with a final of 79-53 in their last game. Duke walked away from the game having earned a 45.9% FG percentage (28 out of 61) and made 10 of their 31 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Blue Devils buried 13 of 17 attempts for a rate of 76.5%. Regarding hauling in boards, they collected 37 with 12 of them being offensive. They also doled out 20 assists for the game in addition to earning 7 steals and 2 blocks. In terms of the defense, Duke let their opponent shoot 45.9% from the floor on 28 out of 61 shooting. Clemson distributed 13 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Tigers pulled down 31 boards (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Clemson finished the contest at 72.7% at the free throw line by making 8 of 11 tries. They also converted 5 out of their 21 shots from three-point range.
Matthew Hurt is a guy who was a major contributor for this game. He finished with 13 points on 4 of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 28 mins and pulled down 4 rebounds. Hurt finished shooting 57.1% from the field and totaled 3 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the Blue Devils was Wendell Moore. He pulled down 4 rebounds and earned 2 assists. He finished the game at 30.8% from the floor in the matchup by going 4-of-13 (11 points). In all, Moore was on the court for 25 min.
Miami has a mark of 6-10 so far this season. The Hurricanes are committing 13.6 fouls per game and they go 66.9% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 11.6 times per game (280th in the country) and they cough up possession 13.7 times per game. Miami has accumulated 1,048 points for the season (65.5 per game) and they pull in 35.9 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hurricanes are shooting 42.6% from the field, which has them ranked 259th in the nation. The Hurricanes on the defensive end are ranked 153rd in D-1 in points given up per game with 69.0. They have conceded 14.4 dimes and 34.9 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 271st and 165th in college basketball. The Miami defense concedes 37.7% on 3-point attempts (151 of 401) and their opposition makes 67.8% of their free throw shots. They have forced 13.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.9% from the floor (175th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Miami Hurricanes took a loss by a score of 66-54 against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Hurricanes pulled down 26 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards for a total of 29 in this matchup. They also rejected 6 tries while recording 7 steals in this contest. The Demon Deacons were called for 12 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Hurricanes to the free throw line for 8 shots. They were able to make 1 of the free throw tries for a clip of 12.5%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Miami knocked down 9 of their 16 attempts (56.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Hurricanes shot 22 for 51 from the field which gave them a rate of 43.1%. The Hurricanes permitted the Demon Deacons to bury 23 out of 56 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 41.1% in this matchup. They shot 44.8% from three-point range by shooting 13 of 29 and ended up going 7 of 11 from the charity stripe (63.6%). In relation to rebounding, Miami permitted Wake Forest to collect 37 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Kameron McGusty was important for the Hurricanes for the matchup. He made 7 of 12 in this matchup for a rate of 58.3%, which had him finishing with 17 points. McGusty pulled down 5 boards in his 36 mins played and tallied 2 dimes in this game. Someone else who came through for Miami was Isaiah Wong. He ended up with 14 points in 38 minutes played by way of 5 of 15 from the floor for the contest. Wong walked away from this one going 33.3% from the floor and also collecting 2 assists and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (+7.5) and under 139.5 points
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