Duquesne vs. Rhode Island - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rhode Island Rams (10-3) at Duquesne Dukes (6-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm (A.J. Palumbo Center)
The Line: Duquesne Dukes +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Rhode Island Rams and Duquesne Dukes play Saturday at the A.J. Palumbo Center.
The Rhode Island Rams have won five straight games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, Rhode Island is averaging 70.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and is allowing 57.2 points on 39.6 percent shooting. E.C. Matthews is averaging 17.3 points and 2.2 assists while Hassan Martin is averaging 11.5 points and 6.7 rebounds. Gilvydas Biruta is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Jared Terrell is shooting 37.1 percent from the field. The Rhode Island Rams are an elite defensive team that’s holding teams to 27.2 percent shooting from deep and has allowed no more than 68 points this season. Offensively, Rhode Island is shooting 63.7 percent from the free throw line and 29.4 percent from downtown.
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The Duquesne Dukes have split their last six games and are looking for their second conference win. On the season, Duquesne is averaging 72.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting and is allowing 71 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Derrick Colter is averaging 12.5 points and 3.1 assists while Jordan Stevens is averaging 10.3 points and 2.8 assists. Micah Mason is the third player averaging double-digit points and TySean Powell is shooting 64.8 percent from the field. The Duquesne Dukes are a decent offensive team with seven players averaging at least 5.7 points while they’re shooting 61.2 percent from the line and 38.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Duquesne is allowing teams to shoot 35.8 percent from downtown and has allowed 68 or less points in four of its last eight games.
The Rams are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Dukes are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Atlantic 10 and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Rams are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Duquesne.
The Rhode Island Rams are no joke of a team and should win this game fairly easily. Duquesne just doesn't have the horses to compete in this game for 40 minutes. Give me the Rams by double digits.