Duke vs. Army - 11/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Army Black Knights (5-0) at Duke Blue Devils (6-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -25.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Army Black Knights and Duke Blue Devils play Sunday afternoon at the Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Army Black Knights are undefeated and will play their third road game. On the season, Army is averaging 81.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting and is allowing 70.2 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Kyle Wilson leads Army with 21.4 points and 4.4 rebounds while Tanner Plomb is averaging 16.4 points and 4.8 rebounds. Dylan Cox is racking up 3.8 assists and Kevin Ferguson is shooting 66.7 percent from the field. The Army Black Knights have shown to be a solid offensive team and are matching that with 38.8 rebounds per game. The issue for Army is the defense, as its allowed 70-plus points in three of the first five games. However, Amy is forcing 18 turnovers per game and producing more than nine steals per contest.
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The Duke Blue Devils are also undefeated and have yet to even be challenged. On the season, Duke is averaging 90 points on 52.9 percent shooting and is allowing 56.8 points on 39 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor leads Duke with 17.2 points and 7.8 rebounds while Quinn Cook is averaging 16 points on 51.5 percent shooting. Justise Winslow is the third Duke player to average double-digit points and Amile Jefferson is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Duke Blue Devils offense has been flawless, as they’re also knocking down 41 percent of their shots from downtown and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. Duke is also a solid rebounding team with 39 boards per game and is averaging 4.2 blocks per contest. Right now, the Duke Blue Devils haven’t shown a weakness that an opponent can exploit.
The Knights are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The Blue Devils are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.
This is too many points to give an Army team that has two great scorers and shoots a high percentage. This game could shock some people, as Army has shown some great promise early and has enough firepower to keep it closer than expected.