Penn State vs. Duquesne - 12/10/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duquesne Dukes (3-2) at Penn State Nittany Lions (8-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Duquesne Dukes face off on Wednesday at the Bryce Jordan Center in college basketball action.
The Penn State Nittany Lions have won six games in a row as they continue their non-conference schedule. PSU is averaging 74 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.8 points and their opponents are shooting 37.9 percent. D.J. Newbill leads the Nittany Lions averaging 23.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Brandon Taylor is averaging 10.8 points and 6.4 rebounds, Shep Garner is averaging 10.2 points, and John Johnson is averaging 8.2 points. Penn State has played the 189th ranked schedule but they don’t have a win over a team with a RPI better than 100.
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The Dusquene Dukes are 3-2 this season losing two of their last three games. Dusquene is averaging 81.5 points and they are shooting 47.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76 points and their opponents are shooting 44.1 percent. Jordan Stevens leads the Dukes averaging 16.8 points per game. TySean Powell is averaging 13.2 points, Micah Mason is averaging 12 points, and Derrick Colter is averaging 11.8 points. Dusquene is 16th in the nation in points per games and 22nd in shooting percentage.
Penn State is 4-0 against the spread against the A-10, 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, and 0-5 against the spread following a win. Dusquene is 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games, 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 road games, and 5-2-2 against the spread in their last nine games against a team with a winning percentage over .600. The favorite is 3-0-1 against the spread in the last four meetings of these two.
Penn State is laying just eight here and at home I see them besting that number fairly easily.