Queens (NC) Royals vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction 12/30/2023

Queens (NC) Royals vs. Duke Blue Devils Prediction 12/30/2023

The Queens (NC) Royals (6-8) travel to face off against the Duke Blue Devils (8-3) on Saturday, December 30th. This game will be played at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham and televised on CW. Duke is coming off a win in their previous game, while Queens (NC) is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Clemson. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

Queens (NC) Royals vs Duke Blue Devils

The Queens (NC) Royals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Queens (NC) has played 14 games so far this season, with a record of 6-8. In their seven road games, the Royals have yet to win, while they have a 4-1 record at home. Against the spread, Queens (NC) has a current record of 4-8. In their previous five games, they are 1-3 ATS.

So far, Queens (NC)’s games have averaged 157.4 points per game with the average over/under line being 151.4 points. In the Royals’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 170 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-1.

The Duke Blue Devils Are Coming Off A Win

Duke is set to play their 12th game of the season with a record of 8-3. In their away games, the Blue Devils have a record of 1-2, while at home they are 7-1 this season. Duke has been solid vs. the spread thus far, sitting above .500 at 6-5. In their last ten games, Duke has gone 3-2 ATS.

Looking at their over/under performance through 11 games, Duke has an over/under record of 5-5-1, with their games averaging 147.7 points per game on average. Looking at the Blue Devils’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1-1 with their games averaging 146 points per game.

Queens (NC) Offense Breakdown

The Royals’ offense wrapped up their last game with 79 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 80.7 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is AJ McKee, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 17.2, while Deyton Albury also carries a PPG average of 15.5 into the game.

AJ McKee (G) 17.2 4.5 2.5
Deyton Albury (G) 15.5 5.4 4.1
BJ McLaurin (F) 12.7 6.3 1.2

Duke Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Duke offense put up 78 points against Baylor. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 49% and made 4 threes. Kyle Filipowski is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 17.9. Meanwhile, Jeremy Roach also brings a PPG average of 15.1 into the game.

Kyle Filipowski (C) 17.9 9.3 3.1
Jeremy Roach (G) 15.1 2.5 3.1
Jared McCain (G) 10.5 4.0 1.7

Queens (NC) Team Defense

At present, the Royals’ defense is nationally ranked 274th, allowing 81.3 points per game. In their most recent game, the Queens (NC) defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Clemson knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 109 points.

Duke Team Defense

At this time, the Blue Devils’ defense is positioned 66th in the country, permitting 66.5 points per game. Duke’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Baylor offense to knock down 49% of their shots on their way to putting up 70 points.

Royals vs Blue Devils Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Queens (NC) has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 75 points per game.
  • Although Duke has a straight up record of 5-5 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-5. The team averaged 67 points per game in these games.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Royals have a straight up record of 1-9 and an ATS mark of 3-7.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Blue Devils have an ATS record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Royals vs Blue Devils Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Blue Devils, with a final score of 90-57, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Blue Devils at -28.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 159.5 and given that our model is projecting 147 points between the teams, we like the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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