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Coppin State vs. Duke 11/28/2020 College Basketball Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Coppin State takes on Duke on 11/28/2020 at 2:00PM.

Coppin State and Duke face off in an regular season game for both teams as every game in this shortened College Basketball season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Coppin State has a record of )-) this season. Duke is )-) this season. Both have players to meet and know.

The Coppin State Roster

The Players to Watch for Coppin State

Dejuan Clayton 6-2 185.0 Guard

Dejuan Clayton sported a 13.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Dejuan Clayton sported a -3.4 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Dejuan Clayton attempted 0.392% of his shots from three point range. Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.256% of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Dejuan Clayton shot 0.505% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score was not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

Last season, when shots were missed, Dejuan Clayton was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Koby Thomas 6-6 190.0 Forward

Koby Thomas had a 18.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign last season. Consider that he was one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Koby Thomas had a -2.5 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Koby Thomas attempted 0.166% of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Koby Thomas shot 0.189% from long range last season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Koby Thomas shot 0.524% inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score was not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Koby Thomas opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Chereef Knox 6-5 210.0 Forward

Chereef Knox had a 3.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Chereef Knox had a -7.2 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Chereef Knox last season had 0.608% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Chereef Knox shot 0.253% from long range last season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.333% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

Last season, when shots were missed, Chereef Knox was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

When you are defensive sink like Chereef Knox opponents will try to find a way to exploit it on the offensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Chereef Knox is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Reggie James 6-4 195.0 Guard

Reggie James had a 9.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. Last season, he was a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. Reggie James had a -4.3 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. He was dragging his team down with his play last season. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Reggie James attempted 0.418% of his shots from three point range. Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.348% of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.656% of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

The Duke Roster

The Players to Watch for Duke

Jordan Goldwire 6-2 185.0 Guard

Jordan Goldwire sported a 13.0 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Jordan Goldwire sported a 6.5 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. When he is on the floor, he makes a MAJOR positive impact. He was not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Jordan Goldwire attempted 0.403% of his shots from three point range. Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Jordan Goldwire shot 0.354% from long range last season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Jordan Goldwire shot 0.577% inside the perimeter. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Jordan Goldwire has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Matthew Hurt 6-9 214.0 Forward

Matthew Hurt had a 21.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Matthew Hurt sported a 7.8 Box Score Plus/Minus last season. When he is on the floor, he makes a MAJOR positive impact. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Matthew Hurt last season had 0.473% of his shots attempted from 3 point range Last season, he did not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.393% of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Matthew Hurt shot 0.571% inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Wendell Moore Jr. 6-6 213.0 Forward

Wendell Moore Jr. sported a 11.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Wendell Moore Jr. had a 1.8 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. Last season, he was a positive contributor for the team. Good things happened when he was on the floor. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Wendell Moore Jr. last season had 0.123% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Wendell Moore Jr. shot 0.211% from long range last season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Wendell Moore Jr. shot 0.444% inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Joey Baker 6-7 208.0 Forward

Joey Baker had a 14.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) last season. In the grand scheme of things, he was an average College Basketball player last season as far as his contributions are concerned. Joey Baker had a 4.1 Box Score Plus/Minus impact last season. When he is on the floor, he makes a MAJOR positive impact. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Joey Baker last season had 0.582% of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.394% of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.431% of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score was not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

Last season, when shots were missed, Joey Baker was certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Joey Baker has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Coppin State vs. Duke Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Coppin State 52 Duke 109

Spread Pick: Duke -36.5 -110 5Dimes
Total Pick: Over 148.5 -110 5Dimes