CSU Fullerton Titans vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 3/18/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: CSU Fullerton Titans vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Location: Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC
Odds/Point Spread: CSU Fullerton (+19)
The Duke Blue Devils (28-6) will take on the CSU Fullerton Titans (21-10) at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Friday. Duke is 19-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 143.5.
The CSU Fullerton Titans stepped onto the hardwood against Hawaii and notched a win by a score of 58-46 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Titans finished with 15 while Hawaii totaled 21 personal fouls. They buried 7 out of their 24 attempts from long range. Hawaii finished 90.0% at the free throw line by making 9 of 10 attempts. In addition, Hawaii had 34 boards (10 offensive, 24 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Hawaii earned 6 dimes and had 3 steals for the game. Concerning the defense, CSU Fullerton allowed their opponent to shoot 27.8% from the field on 15 out of 54 shooting. They also doled out 11 assists in the game while creating 15 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Pertaining to rebounding, they compiled a total of 31 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Titans buried 16 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 69.6%. CSU Fullerton ended having earned a 38.8% FG percentage (19 of 49) and converted 4 out of their 12 3-pointers.
E.J. Anosike is a guy who was a contributor in the game. He ended up with 16 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 36 mins and totaled 13 rebounds. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor and distributed 2 assists.
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CSU Fullerton comes into this game with a record of 21-10 for the campaign. They are turning it over 12.3 times per contest and as a squad are committing 16.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, CSU Fullerton is collecting 33.5 rebounds per game and has racked up 350 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 294th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Titans are shooting 33.0% on shots from distance (171 of 518) and 76.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 70.3 points per game (202nd in the nation) while hitting 44.7% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Titans are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.5 fouls. They are ranked 207th in college basketball in giving up assists with 406 surrendered for the season. The Titans are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.8% (750 of 1,714) and they relinquish 31.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 37.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 88th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (66.2).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Duke Blue Devils took a loss by a final score of 82-67 when they faced Virginia Tech. In regard to cleaning the glass, Duke allowed Virginia Tech to get 34 in total (11 offensive). They shot 45.5% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 10 of 22 and finished the game at 8 out of 12 at the free throw line (66.7%). The Blue Devils permitted Virginia Tech to make 32 out of their 64 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 50.0% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Blue Devils walked away from this one shooting 24 for 49 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.0%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Duke converted 4 out of their 20 attempts (20.0%). They were able to bury 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 65.2%. Virginia Tech had 18 fouls in this game which took the Blue Devils to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while earning 5 steals for the contest. The Blue Devils recorded 19 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 22 for this contest.
Paolo Banchero ended up having an impact for the Blue Devils for the matchup. He converted 8 of 11 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 72.7%, and added 5 rebounds. He earned 20 points in his 37 mins on the court and had 1 assist for this contest.
Duke has a mark of 28-6 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Blue Devils are connecting on 48.9% from the field, which ranks 8th in D-1. Duke has totaled 2,726 points for the season (80.2 per game) and they pull in 38.3 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 16.9 times per game (10th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 10.2 times per contest. The Blue Devils commit 13.6 fouls per contest and they connect on 72.9% from the charity stripe.
The Blue Devils on the defensive side of the court are 119th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 67.1. They are forcing 11.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.7% from the field (97th in college basketball). The Duke defense gives up 31.4% on 3-point attempts (227 of 723) and their opponents are knocking down 67.2% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 13.6 dimes and 33.9 rebounds per game, which ranks them 266th and 144th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take CSU Fullerton (+19)
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