Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Cavaliers Prediction, 2/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Location: John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA
The Virginia Cavaliers (17-10) host the Duke Blue Devils (23-4) at John Paul Jones Arena on Wednesday.
The Duke Blue Devils played Florida State and went home with a win by a final score of 88-70 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Blue Devils ended up finishing with 13 while Florida State racked up 15 personal fouls. They made 6 out of their 19 attempts from beyond the arc. Florida State finished the game at 61.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 8 of 13 tries. Additionally, Florida State collected 21 rebounds (5 offensive, 16 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Florida State recorded 16 assists and had 5 steals in the game. Concerning the defense, Duke allowed the other team to go 50.0% from the floor on 28 out of 56 shooting. They also dished out 25 assists for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 8 steals. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 38 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Blue Devils made 13 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 76.5%. Duke ended having earned a 51.6% field goal percentage (32 of 62) and converted 11 out of their 28 shots from distance.
Wendell Moore is a guy who came through for the matchup. He shot 50.0% from the field and totaled 7 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes played and also collected 5 boards. He ended up with 16 points on 5 out of 10 shooting.
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Duke comes into this one with a record of 23-4 for the season. They average 80.1 points per contest (15th in D-1) on 48.3% from the floor. The Blue Devils are connecting on 36.7% on shots from downtown (218 of 594) and 73.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Duke is snagging 39.4 boards per game and has totaled 468 dimes for the year, which is 10th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 10.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 13.9 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Blue Devils are forcing their opponents into 11.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 233rd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 353 relinquished on the campaign. The Blue Devils are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 40.6% (692 of 1,705) and they surrender 34.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They surrender 29.6% on shots from distance and they are 64th in D-1 in points per game allowed (65.3).
For their last game, the Virginia Cavaliers walked away with a victory by a final of 74-71 against Miami. The Cavaliers were able to collect 28 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while earning 1 steal in this matchup. Miami had 21 fouls for this game which got the Cavaliers to the free throw line for 25 tries. They were able to knock down 19 of them for a rate of 76.0%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Virginia buried 5 out of their 16 tries (31.3%). In all, the Cavaliers finished the game shooting 25 for 51 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.0%. The Cavaliers allowed Miami to knock down 28 of their 67 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.8% for the contest. They shot 35.3% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 6 of 17 and ended up shooting 9 of 9 at the charity stripe (100.0%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Virginia permitted Miami to grab 30 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Jayden Gardner ended up having an impact for the Cavaliers for the contest. He racked up 23 points in his 36 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for the game. He knocked down 9 of 14 in the game for a field goal percentage of 64.3%, and accumulated 7 rebounds.
Virginia has a record of 17-10 for the year. The Cavaliers have committed 13.9 fouls every game and they hit 74.6% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 14.1 times per game (108th in the nation) and they turn it over 9.9 times per contest. Virginia has totaled 1,713 points on the season (63.4 per contest) and they grab 31.3 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Cavaliers are shooting 45.4% from the field, which has them ranked 105th in the country.
The Virginia defense allows 34.4% from downtown (187 of 544) and their opposition makes 71.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 11.7 assists and 30.6 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 111th and 21st in the country. The Cavaliers on the defensive side of the court are 11th in the country in points per game surrendered with 60.1. They have forced 11.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the field (157th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Duke
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