Winthrop vs Duke: NCAA Basketball Betting Picks and Game Prediction
On Tuesday, Stephen F. Austin snapped Duke’s 150-game win series against non-conference competitions in the home. A setback was dealt by this reduction to Duke players that understand Duke’s lineage. Because they are the set of Blue Devils who lost that 150-game win series they’ve turned into an embarrassment. In tonight’s competition, some semblance of redemption is at stake. I expect them to come out with attention.
I don’t feel that it’s quite accurate to say Duke players expected to win easily against Stephen F. Austin. Nevertheless, they did not look mentally prepared for the fight that the Lumberjacks gave them.
Blue Devil players already showed against Georgetown they can battle. So in addition to attention, I expect a fighter’s attitude out of them.
1 area where Stephen F. Austin bothered Duke was on the chunk.
This has always been a strength of the Lumberjacks. They are fast and scrappy. They create a lot of turnovers and turn steals into points.
On-ball stress is a known power of Duke. The Blue Devils can regain this strength against a Winthrop squad that not possess exactly the identical prowess as Stephen F. Austin, ranking 89 spots behind it at speed of turnovers forced and 182 spots behind it .
Conversely, Duke ranks and steals and should feast on an Eagle team that lacks, therefore it ranks 217th in rate of turnovers enabled.
The length of Duke players comes in handy when the hard man-to-man defense of the squad forces its opponent to making a pass or dribbling into a challenging area.
Tre Jones is the biggest reason behind Duke’s success in turning competitions though not as long as his teammates.
He’s notorious for his peskiness and ruthlessness as an defender that empowers him to become one of the ACC’s best steal-getters.
Stephen F. Austin protects may expose Jones, however, because of his lack of fast toes that prevented him by keeping them out of the lane.
It was quite the quickness of their capacity and the guards to beat Blue Devil defenders while the Lumberjacks dominated in the paint.
Winthrop had a protector, This past calendar year.
This calendar year, Winthrop no longer has the staff to do exactly what Stephen F. Austin did to Duke inside the paint.
While the Eagles still appreciate spacing, their strengths are along the perimeter where they attempt the 109th-highest rate of threes and inside where they prefer to knock it.
Led by Vernon Carey and his 35th-highest block rate indoors, Duke is equipped to deal with the physicality of an opponent.
Duke was among the best teams in opposing portion and their defenders have the tools for blocking shots and protecting the basket.
Center Vernon Carey is after going up against Kansas’ Udoka Azubuike.
He’s got a much easier test against a Winthrop defense which lacks rim-protecting quality along with almost the exact same shot-blocking.
Frequently, Winthrop additionally plays quite smell. When Burns isn’t in the lineup, its other centre is of 210 pounds.
Either way, the outstanding mix of dimensions at 270 lbs and athleticism of Carey will be too much to get a middle-of-the-ranked two-point defense which hasn’t seen anything.
When Winthrop switches to zone, this season Duke has choices with Wendell and Carey Moore, both of whom have a dependable jumper.
Carey converts 47.1 percentage of the two-point jumpers, Moore 46.2.
With athleticism and their length, Duke ought to control second-chance scoring against Winthrop that is undersized and ranks fourth in offensive rate.
Expect a fighter’s mindset from a Duke.
Wise, Winthrop doesn’t have the quickness to exploit Duke.
Duke rating plenty, beat the zone of Winthrop, collect second-chance points, and can control inside.
For all these reasons, NCAAB oddsmakers don’t seem to be asking of Duke. Expect Duke to pay an NCAAB Pick.
Best Bet: Blue Devils -23 at -110 odds with 5Dimes