Duke vs. Wofford - 12/31/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wofford Terriers (9-3) at Duke Blue Devils (11-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 3:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -22 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wofford Terriers and Duke Blue Devils play Wednesday afternoon at the Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Wofford Terriers have won four of their last five games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Wofford is averaging 62.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting and is allowing 60.4 points on 428 percent shooting. Karl Cochran is averaging 13.3 points and 6.8 rebounds while Spencer Collins is averaging 11.4 points on 50 percent shooting. Eric Garcia is producing 2.8 assists and Justin Gordon is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Wofford Terriers are one of the better defensive teams the country, forcing close to 14 turnovers while holding teams to 27.7 percent from beyond the arc and allowing no more than 66 points in seven of their last eight games. Offensively, Wofford is shooting 66.7 percent from the free throw line and 40.4 percent from deep.
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The Duke Blue Devils are just the second ACC team to remain undefeated. On the season, Duke is averaging 85.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting and is allowing 61 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 18.3 points and 8.8 rebounds while Quinn Cook is averaging 14.5 points and 3.4 assists. Justise Winslow is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Tyus Jones is racking up 5.5 assists. The Duke Blue Devils are one of the more balanced teams in the country but it’s their offense that’s shooting 69 percent from the line and 37.3 percent from downtown that’s really led the way. Duke has scored 75 or more points in eight games this season. Defensively, Duke is forcing 14.1 turnovers per game and holding teams to 27.2 percent shooting from deep.
The Terriers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The Blue Devils are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Duke has not done a great job of covering the number this season and Wofford already has a road win over a decent North Carolina State squad. I'm taking my chances with the points here.