Duke vs. St. Francis-Pennsylvania - 12/5/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Francis-Pennsylvania Red Flash (3-4) at Duke Blue Devils (10-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -26.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash and Duke Blue Devils meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash look for their second road victory to get back to a .500 record. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash are averaging 78.2 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 79 points on 49.9 percent shooting. Keith Braxton is averaging 16.4 points and 2.6 assists while Isaiah Blackmon is averaging 14.3 points and three rebounds. Jamaal King is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Wolford is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash are shooting 41.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Duke Blue Devils look for another victory to improve to 11-0 on the season. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 91.2 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Marvin Bagley III is averaging 22 points and 11.2 rebounds while Grayson Allen is averaging 17.8 points and 4.1 assists. Trevon Duval is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr is grabbing 8.9 rebounds. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Duke Blue Devils are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Duke Blue Devils have won 10 straight home games.
The Red Flash are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Blue Devils are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The over is 23-8-1 in Blue Devils last 32 overall and the under is 5-2 in Red Flash last 7 road games.
Duke has been a scoring machine out of the gate this season, but the defense still struggles at times, allowing 78 or more points in each of its last five games. The Red Flash have already played road games against St. Mary's and Louisville, and they held their own in the second half of both of those games. This an experienced roster that can fill it up offensively. I'll take a shot with the points here even if there's better options on the card.