Duquesne vs. Dayton - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dayton Flyers (10-2) at Duquesne Dukes (10-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm (A.J. Palumbo Center)
The Line: Duquesne Dukes +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC SN
The Duquesne Dukes and the Dayton Flyers face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Duquesne Dukes are 10-3 this season and they are coming off a loss to Georgia Tech after not playing for 10 days. Duquesne is averaging 81.5 points per game and they are shooting 48 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Derrick Coulter leads the Dukes averaging 17.8 points per game. Micah Mason is averaging 16.1 points, Jeremiah Jones is averaging 9.6 points, and L.G. Gill is averaging 8.9 points and 7.0 rebounds. All of Duquesne’s losses have taken place away from home.
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The Dayton Flyers are 10-2 this season and they have won their last three games in a row. Dayton is averaging 73.8 points and they are shooting 47.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. Charles Cooke leads the Flyers averaging 14.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Kendall Pollard is averaging 12.1 points and 5.4 rebounds, Scoochie Smith is averaging 11.5 points, and Dyshawn Pierre scored 11 points in his first action of the year. Dayton should get even better as Pierre gets more action under his belt.
Duquesne is 4-0 against the spread following a loss, 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven home games against a team with a winning home record, and 10-3-1 against the spread in their last 14 home games. Dayton is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 1-5 against the spread following a win, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in 11 of the last 15 meetings of these two.
This looks like one of those games that will be tighter than most figure so I will take the Dukes and the points.