La Salle Explorers vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 11/21/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: La Salle Explorers vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC
The Duke Blue Devils (3-1) will play the La Salle Explorers (4-0) at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday.
The La Salle Explorers played Southern Indiana and went home with a win by a final score of 79-78 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Explorers ended up with 13 and Southern Indiana finished the game with 19 fouls. They made 10 of their 23 shots from beyond the perimeter. Southern Indiana finished the game shooting 66.7% from the charity stripe by making 4 of 6 tries. In addition, Southern Indiana had 28 rebounds (4 offensive, 24 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Southern Indiana distributed 20 assists and had 3 steals for this game. With regard to defending, La Salle allowed their opponent to shoot 53.3% from the floor on 32 of 60 shooting. They also distributed 13 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Regarding grabbing boards, they collected 23 with 3 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Explorers buried 18 of 21 tries for a rate of 85.7%. La Salle ended the contest with a 47.4% field goal percentage (27 out of 57) and made 7 of 18 shots from beyond the arc.
Khalil Brantley is one guy who played a role in this contest. He finished the game shooting 62.5% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. He saw the court for 35 mins played and also pulled down 5 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 30 points on 10 out of 16 shooting.
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La Salle will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 4-0 this year. They lose possession via turnover 8.3 times per game and as a unit they commit 17.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, La Salle is grabbing 32.5 boards per game and is sitting with 60 assists on the campaign, which is 153rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Explorers are hitting 36.1% on three-point attempts (30 of 83) and 72.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 73.5 pts per game (216th in the country) while connecting on 45.6% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Explorers are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers every game and they draw 18.5 personal fouls. They rank 236th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 57 conceded so far this season. The Explorers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.3% (101 of 228) and they relinquish 37.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 34.1% from 3-point land and they are 140th in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.5).
The last time they took the court, the Duke Blue Devils got the win with a final of 90-60 when they faced Bucknell. The Blue Devils were able to corral 33 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 7 times, while recording 9 steals in this contest. Bucknell earned 14 fouls in the game which took the Blue Devils to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of those for a percentage of 81.3%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Duke made 13 of 34 attempts (38.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Blue Devils finished the game shooting 32 out of 65 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.2%. The Blue Devils permitted Bucknell to convert 20 of 54 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 37.0% for the game. They went 31.0% from distance by connecting on 9 of 29 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 15 from the charity stripe (73.3%). In reference to team rebounding, Duke allowed Bucknell to pull down 24 overall (4 on the offensive glass).
Mark Mitchell ended up being a factor for the Blue Devils for the game. He earned 20 points in his 22 minutes of playing time and had 2 assists for this contest. He made 8 of 13 for the game for a rate of 61.5%, and had 6 rebounds.
Duke has a mark of 3-1 on the season. The Blue Devils commit 16.5 fouls every game and they hit 78.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 18.0 times per contest (40th in the country) and they are turning it over 10.8 times per contest. Duke has totaled 329 points on the campaign (82.3 per contest) and they collect 37.0 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Blue Devils are connecting on 50.4% from the field, which ranks them 41st in the nation.
The Blue Devils on the defensive end are ranked 82nd in the nation in PPG given up with 64.3. They are forcing their opponents into 14.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 39.9% from the field (120th in Division 1). The Duke defense allows 30.1% on three-point shots (25 of 83) and their opponents are connecting on 67.7% of their foul shots. They allow 13.3 dimes and 33.5 boards per contest, ranking them 238th and 112th in D-1.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Duke
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