Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 12/10/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC
The Duke Blue Devils (9-2) will go up against the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks (3-6) at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday.
The Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks took the court against George Mason and ended up losing by a score of 67-54 in their last game. Maryland Eastern Shore wrapped up the game having earned a 33.3% field goal percentage (18 of 54) and made 8 of 27 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Hawks knocked down 10 of 12 tries for a rate of 83.3%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 25 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 12 assists for the game in addition to forcing 10 turnovers and getting 3 steals. In regard to defending, Maryland Eastern Shore allowed the other team to go 43.4% from the floor on 23 of 53 shooting. George Mason recorded 17 dimes and had 6 steals for the game. Furthermore, George Mason pulled down 40 rebounds (11 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't notch a block. George Mason finished shooting 59.1% at the free throw line by converting 13 of 22 tries. They also converted 8 out of their 27 shots from beyond the arc. When talking about fouls, the Hawks ended up walking away with 21 and George Mason finished the game with 14 fouls.
Troy Hupstead is someone who was a contributor in this game. He finished with 9 points on 4 of 5 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 15 minutes and also pulled down 4 rebounds. He finished the game at 80.0% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist.
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Maryland Eastern Shore heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 3-6 this season. They average 62.0 points per outing (345th in the nation) while shooting 39.2% from the field. The Hawks are shooting 32.1% on three-point attempts (63 of 196) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Maryland Eastern Shore is collecting 31.6 boards per contest and has tallied 101 assists for the year, which ranks 308th in college basketball in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.7 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16.4 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Hawks are forcing their opponents into 14.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 13.6 fouls. They currently rank 221st in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 118 surrendered this year. The Hawks defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.9% (212 of 483) and they surrender 35.6 boards per game as a unit. They concede 31.5% on three-point shots and they are 168th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (68.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Duke Blue Devils got the win with a final of 74-62 against Iowa. The Blue Devils pulled down 33 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 43 in the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 7 times, while recording 3 steals for the game. Iowa earned 15 fouls in this contest which got the Blue Devils to the free throw line for a total of 14 tries. They were able to knock down 11 of those for a percentage of 78.6%. When discussing shooting from downtown, Duke buried 7 of their 20 tries (35.0%). When the game finished, the Blue Devils walked away from this one shooting 28 out of 63 from the floor which had them shooting 44.4%. The Blue Devils permitted Iowa to knock down 25 out of 63 tries from the floor which left them shooting 39.7% in the game. They finished shooting 18.8% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 3 out of 16 and finished the contest at 9 of 15 at the charity stripe (60.0%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Duke permitted Iowa to grab 27 overall (7 offensive).
Mark Mitchell pitched in for the Blue Devils in the matchup. He converted 6 out of 8 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. He racked up 17 points in his 29 mins on the hardwood and earned 1 assist in this contest.
Duke has a mark of 9-2 on the season. The Blue Devils commit 15.5 fouls every game and they go 77.4% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.0 times per game (147th in the country) and they cough up possession 11.2 times per contest. Duke has accounted for 796 points on the season (72.4 per contest) and they collect 40.6 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Blue Devils are connecting on 43.2% from the field, which is 242nd in the country.
The Duke defense allows 26.1% on shots from 3-point land (55 of 211) and their opposition knocks down 75.6% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 10.5 assists and 30.7 boards per contest, which is 55th and 35th in college hoops. The Blue Devils defensively are ranked 22nd in college basketball in PPG given up with 59.0. They have forced 12.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.8% from the floor (69th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Maryland Eastern Shore
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