The undefeated No. 1 Duke Blue Devils (3-0) try to continue their impressive start when they square off with the winless Southern University Jaguars (0-3) at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 17, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN Full Court.
Southern University Jaguars at Duke Blue Devils Odds Preview
The Jaguars got blown out by the Missouri State Bears in their last game, 86-58. Eddie Reese put together a good game for Southern University, contributing 10 points. Missouri States 10.2 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over Southern University, who had a mark of 17.6.
In the Blue Devils last matchup, they topped the No. 2 Michigan State Spartans, 88-81. With 37 points on 11-for-20 shooting, Grayson Allen was the games leading scorer. Duke played a nearly perfect game. They had a great turnover percentage of 9.2 and a free throw rate of 0.250. Michigan State was 19.8 and 0.164, respectively, for those same stats.
Duke could have their way on the defensive side of the ball as they clash against one of the worst offenses in the nation. Dating back to last season, the Blue Devils rank 60th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.476), while Southern University is 314th in effective field goal percentage (0.473).
Southern University Jaguars vs. Duke Blue Devils Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Duke, ATS Winner – Duke, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Blue Devils rank 146th in assists per game (13.8) while the Jaguars rank 275th (11.6).
- Duke ranks ninth in steals allowed per game (4.6) while Southern University ranks 112th (5.9).
- Duke ranks 29th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while Southern University ranks 237th (4.3).
- The Blue Devils rank 113th in three pointers attempted per game (22.3) while the Jaguars rank 320th (15.8).