Delaware Blue Hens vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 11/18/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Delaware Blue Hens vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC
Cameron Indoor Stadium is where the Duke Blue Devils (2-1) will take on the Delaware Blue Hens (1-1) on Friday.
The Delaware Blue Hens took the court against Air Force and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-71 in their last game. Delaware wrapped up the contest with a 33.3% field goal percentage (19 of 57) and converted 8 out of their 26 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Blue Hens knocked down 25 of 30 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. When talking about pulling down boards, they earned a total of 32 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 9 assists for this game as well as forcing 11 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When talking about defending, Delaware allowed 47.2% from the field on 25 out of 53 shooting. Air Force earned 16 dimes and had 4 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Air Force pulled down 38 boards (10 offensive, 28 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Air Force finished the contest at 68.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of their 25 tries. They also knocked down 8 out of their 23 shots from 3-point range. In reference to fouls, the Blue Hens left the arena with 24 and Air Force totaled 23 fouls.
Jameer Nelson is a guy who came through in this matchup. He accounted for 18 points on 4 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins and grabbed 7 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 28.6% from the field and earned 2 assists.
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Delaware comes into this contest with a record of 1-1 this year. They lose possession via turnover 12.0 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.5 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Delaware is grabbing 40.5 boards per game and has tallied 20 dimes for the year, which is 352nd in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Blue Hens are connecting on 32.0% from downtown (16 of 50) and 71.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 74.5 pts per contest (181st in D-1) while connecting on 40.7% from the floor.
Defensively, the Blue Hens are forcing their opponents into 15.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.5 personal fouls. They are giving up 33.3% on shots from distance and they rank 123rd in college basketball in opponents points per game (64.5). The Blue Hens are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.0% (46 of 115) and they concede 37.5 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 77th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 25 relinquished on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Duke Blue Devils walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 69-64 when they played Kansas. When talking about rebounds, Duke permitted Kansas to snag 34 overall (12 offensive). They finished 15.8% from beyond the perimeter by going 3 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 4 out of 7 at the free throw line (57.1%). The Blue Devils allowed Kansas to make 31 of 67 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.3% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Blue Devils ended up going 24 for 67 from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.8%. In reference to 3-point shots, Duke made 3 of 21 tries (14.3%). They were able to convert 13 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 81.3%. Kansas committed 18 fouls in this matchup which got the Blue Devils to the free throw line for 16 shots. They also coughed it up 18 times, while getting 3 steals for this game. The Blue Devils pulled down 22 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards totaling 38 in this game.
Kyle Filipowski ended up having an impact for the Blue Devils in this game. He earned 17 points in his 33 mins on the court and accumulated 1 assist in this game. He buried 6 out of 18 in the game for a field goal rate of 33.3%, and had 14 rebounds.
Duke has a record of 2-1 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Blue Devils are connecting on 41.8% from the field, which ranks 266th in college basketball. Duke has totaled 219 points on the year (73.0 per contest) and they pull in 47.3 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 14.3 times per game (154th in the country) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per contest. The Blue Devils are committing 13.3 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 69.8% from the free throw line.
The Duke defense gives up 20.0% on shots from beyond the arc (13 of 65) and their opposition makes 71.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 13.0 assists and 29.0 rebounds every game, which ranks 234th and 30th in those categories on the defensive end. The Blue Devils on the defensive side of the court are 11th in college basketball in points given up per game with 50.3. They have forced 16.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 36.8% from the floor (61st in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Duke
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