Duquesne Dukes vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers - 11/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duquesne Dukes (4-1) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (3-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Germain Arena)
The Line: Duquesne Dukes -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Duquesne Dukes hope to continue their hot start when they take the floor with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
The Duquesne Dukes tend to give up points so it’s reasonable to assume the team needs to score to win. Look no further then Tuesday’s 96-92, overtime win versus a decent Milwaukee for proof that upped their record to 4-1. On first glance we see the Dukes held a heft 64.8%-43% shooting edge and we wonder now this was close. Eleven more free throws and a few more threes and six more looks at the basket helped the Panthers. The duo of Derrick Colter and Micah Mason poured in 27 points and 26 points respectively with Mason posting five pulls and handing out nine assists. Eric James followed with 15 points while Darius Lewis tossed in 13 points.
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have played well in each of their five contests and were rewarded Tuesday with an 88-60 rout of Central Michigan who is supposed to be a contender in the MAC. The Chippewas proved to be no match as they trailed by 17 points heading to the locker room only to get pounded a little more in the second half. The Chips hit at less then 31% and went 10-41 on threes and 4-16 at the line. The Hlltoppers took full advantage with 52.5% marksmanship including 10-20 on threes and 16-21 from the stripe. Fredrick Edmond tossed in a game high 16 points with five yanks and five helpers while Justin Johnson scored 13 points. Chris Harrison-Docks and Aaron Crosby netted 12 and eleven points with 13 players scoring overall.
The under is 8-1-2 in Western Kentucky’s last 11 neutral site games while the under is 16-5 in their last 21 Wednesday games. I have to admit I am surprised by the early success of Duquesne and I wonder if it continues. I think Western Kentucky will be a good match up but I need to see a line…