Iowa Hawkeyes vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 12/6/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The Iowa Hawkeyes (6-1) are en route to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday where they will compete against the Duke Blue Devils (8-2).
The Iowa Hawkeyes faced off with Georgia Tech and took home the win by a score of 81-65 in their last game. Iowa walked away from the game having earned a 45.0% field goal percentage (27 out of 60) and buried 9 of their 26 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Hawkeyes made 18 of their 31 shots for a percentage of 58.1%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 44 with 19 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 21 assists in the game as well as creating 10 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When discussing defense, Iowa let their opponent shoot 39.1% from the field on 25 of 64 shooting. Georgia Tech recorded 13 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Georgia Tech had 30 rebounds (10 offensive, 20 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Georgia Tech shot 80.0% at the charity stripe by making 8 of their 10 tries. They also made 7 of their 23 shots from downtown. In relation to fouls, the Hawkeyes finished with 11 and Georgia Tech totaled 21 fouls.
Kris Murray is someone who had an impact for the matchup. He ended up scoring 31 points on 11 out of 18 shooting. He played for 39 minutes played and also grabbed 20 rebounds. He finished the game at 61.1% from the field and earned 4 assists.
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Iowa comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 6-1 for the campaign. They average 86.4 pts per game (8th in D-1) while hitting 47.1% from the field. The Hawkeyes are hitting 34.4% from downtown (55 of 160) and 73.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Iowa is pulling in 40.3 rebounds per game and has earned 128 assists on the campaign, which ranks 113th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 9.3 times per game and as a unit are committing 13.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end of the court, the Hawkeyes have forced 14.9 turnovers every game and they draw 20.6 fouls. They are ranked 76th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 87 relinquished this year. The Hawkeyes defense is giving up a FG percentage of 41.5% (188 of 453) and they relinquish 35.7 rebounds per game as a team. They relinquish 31.9% on shots from downtown while they are 162nd in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (67.9).
For their last game, the Duke Blue Devils walked away with a victory by a final of 75-59 when they played Boston College. The Blue Devils corralled 25 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 32 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while earning 4 steals in this game. Boston College committed 14 personal fouls in the game which got the Blue Devils to the free throw line for 13 shots. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 84.6%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Duke buried 8 of 20 tries (40.0%). In all, the Blue Devils finished 28 out of 53 from the field which had them shooting 52.8%. The Blue Devils allowed Boston College to knock down 24 out of 64 tries from the field which had them at 37.5% in this game. They shot 22.7% from 3-point land by going 5 out of 22 and ended up shooting 6 out of 9 at the free throw line (66.7%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Duke allowed Boston College to snag 30 in all (12 offensive).
Mark Mitchell pitched in for the Blue Devils in this game. He racked up 15 points in his 22 mins of playing time and had 1 assist for this contest. He buried 6 of 7 for this contest for a rate of 85.7%, and accounted for 4 rebounds.
Duke has a win-loss record of 8-2 on the campaign. The Blue Devils commit 15.6 personal fouls per game and they shoot 77.3% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 14.0 times per game (149th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.4 times per contest. Duke has 722 points for the year (72.2 per game) and they snag 40.2 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Blue Devils are hitting on 43.0% from the floor, which is ranked 253rd in college hoops.
The Duke defense surrenders 26.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (52 of 195) and opponents are making 77.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 10.4 dimes and 30.3 rebounds every game, which ranks them 56th and 24th in those categories on the defensive end. The Blue Devils on the defensive side of the court are 21st in college hoops in PPG given up with 58.7. They are forcing 13.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.8% from the floor (69th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Iowa
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