Arizona Wildcats vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 11/10/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Friday, November 10, 2023
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+6)
The Arizona Wildcats (1-0) are headed to Cameron Indoor Stadium on Friday where they will try to defeat the Duke Blue Devils (1-0). Arizona opens this game as 6-point underdogs. The total is 152.5.
The Arizona Wildcats faced off with Morgan State and went home with a win by a final score of 122-59 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Wildcats walked away with 16 while Morgan State recorded 25 personal fouls. They buried 7 of 22 attempts from downtown. Morgan State finished 53.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of 15 tries. Furthermore, Morgan State collected 23 boards (6 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Morgan State recorded 10 assists and had 3 steals for the matchup. In the matter of the defense, Arizona let their opponent shoot 39.3% from the floor on 22 of 56 shooting. They also dished out 26 assists in the matchup as well as creating 25 turnovers and earning 16 steals. In reference to rebounding, they earned a total of 47 with 20 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Wildcats made 26 of their 32 tries for a percentage of 81.3%. Arizona wrapped up the game with a 55.3% field goal percentage (42 of 76) and converted 12 out of their 27 three-point shots.
Kylan Boswell is someone who was important for the game. He finished 70.0% from the floor and dished out 1 assist. He played 22 mins and also totaled 5 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 7 out of 10 shooting.
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Arizona heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 1-0 for the season. They have an average of 122.0 points per contest (2nd in Division 1) on 55.3% from the field. The Wildcats are shooting 44.4% from downtown (12 of 27) and 81.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Arizona is pulling down 49.0 boards per contest and is sitting with 26 dimes so far this season, which ranks 31st in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 7.0 times per game and as a unit are committing 16.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Wildcats are able to force 25.0 turnovers per game while drawing 25.0 personal fouls. They give up 31.8% on three-point shots and they are 113th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (59.0). The Wildcats defense is allowing a FG percentage of 39.3% (22 of 56) and they concede 27.0 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 139th in D-1 in giving up assists with 10 relinquished on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Duke Blue Devils walked away with a victory by a final of 92-54 when they played Dartmouth. When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Duke permitted Dartmouth to get 26 overall (8 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 22.2% from 3-point land by going 4 out of 18 and finished the game at 12 of 17 at the free throw line (70.6%). The Blue Devils permitted Dartmouth to make 19 out of their 56 attempts from the field which had them shooting 33.9% in this contest. In all, the Blue Devils ended up shooting 38 for 59 from the field which gave them a percentage of 64.4%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Duke converted 7 of their 17 tries (41.2%). They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 75.0%. Dartmouth committed 16 fouls for this contest which took the Blue Devils to the free throw line for a total of 12 shots. They turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 6 steals in the game. The Blue Devils earned 26 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 31 in the game.
Kyle Filipowski pitched in for the Blue Devils in this matchup. He knocked down 10 out of 12 in the game for a rate of 83.3%, and totaled 7 rebounds. He had 25 points in his 27 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist in the game.
Duke has a win-loss mark of 1-0 for the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Blue Devils are connecting on 64.4% from the field, which has them ranked 4th in Division 1. Duke has accounted for 92 points so far this season and they average 33.0 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 18.0 times per game (82nd in college basketball) and they turn it over 9.0 times per game. The Blue Devils are committing 18.0 fouls every game and they connect on 75.0% from the charity stripe.
The Duke defense allows 22.2% on 3-point attempts (4 of 18) and opponents are knocking down 70.6% of their foul shots. They have given up 11.0 assists and 29.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 187th and 78th in those categories. The Blue Devils on the defensive end are ranked 61st in college basketball in PPG given up with 54.0. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 33.9% from the floor (86th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Duke (-6)
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