Duke vs. South Dakota - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota Coyotes (7-2) at Duke Blue Devils (9-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -18.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Dakota Coyotes and Duke Blue Devils meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The South Dakota Coyotes would love to keep the balling rolling after a quick 7-2 start. The South Dakota Coyotes are averaging 81.3 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 63.7 points on 37.1 percent shooting. Matt Mooney is averaging 16.6 points and 3.6 assists while Tyler Hagedorn is averaging 14.4 points and 5.5 rebounds. Triston Simpson is dishing 4.1 assists and Trey Burch-Manning is grabbing seven rebounds. The South Dakota Coyotes are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota Coyotes are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game. The South Dakota Coyotes have won six of their last eight road games.
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The Duke Blue Devils look for another victory to improve to 10-0 on the season. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 90.7 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Marvin Bagley III is averaging 22.3 points and 11.1 rebounds while Grayson Allen is averaging 17 points and 4.6 assists. Trevon Duval is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Duke Blue Devils are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Duke Blue Devils have won nine straight home games.
The Coyotes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games and 21-8-2 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The Blue Devils are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 22-8-1 in Blue Devils last 31 overall and the under is 6-2 in Coyotes last 8 overall.
Duke is possibly the most talented team in the league, but it has yet to put everything together and really blow the doors off on teams. You can hang around with the Blue Devils if you have some talent. The South Dakota Coyotes are an experienced team that's used to winning on the road and already hung around with TCU on the road, losing by just five points as 17.5 point underdogs. South Dakota defends well and is going to force Duke into some tough shots. I'll take a stab with the points here.