VCU vs. Duquesne - 1/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duquesne Dukes (12-6) at Virginia Commonwealth Rams (13-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Siegel Center)
The Line: Virginia Commonwealth Rams -12 -- Over/Under: 150.5 See the Latest Odds
The VCU Rams and the Duquesne Dukes face off on Wednesday in A-10 college basketball action.
The VCU Rams are 13-5 this season and they have won their last eight games in a row. VCU is averaging 76.9 points and they are shooting 44 percent while defensively they are allowing 66 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Melvin Johnson leads the Rams averaging 18.4 points per game. Korey Billbury is averaging 12.3 points and 5.2 rebounds, JeQuan Lewis is averaging 9.9 points, and Mo Alie-Cox is averaging 9.3 points. VCU is 9-1 at home and 5-0 in A-10 play.
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The Duquesne Dukes are 12-6 this season and they have won their last two games after losing four in a row. Duquesne is averaging 78.1 points and they are shooting 46 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. Derrick Colter leads the Dukes averaging 17.4 points per game. Micah Mason is averaging 15.5 points, L.G. Gill is averaging 9.2 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Eric James is averaging 8.9 points. Duquesne is 1-3 on the road and 2-3 in the A-10.
VCU is 8-0 against the spread against the A-10, 7-1 against the spread in their last eight home games, and 14-3 against the spread in their last 17 games. Duquesne is 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 road games and 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
My free pick in this one is on the total and at 150.5 but I see this one coming in under that number so the under is my free pick.