Duquesne vs. La Salle - 3/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
La Salle Explorers (8-21) at Duquesne Dukes (16-15)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Duquesne Dukes -7 -- Over/Under: 145.5 See the Latest Odds
The Duquesne Dukes and the La Salle Explorers face off on Wednesday in A-10 college basketball tournament action.
The Duquesne Dukes are 16-15 this season and they are coming off of a win over St. Joe’s that ended an eight game losing streak. Duquesne is averaging 78.1 points per game and they are shooting 45.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 77.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. Micah Mason leads the Dukes averaging 18.1 points per game. Derrick Colter is averaging 17.6 points, L.G. Gill is averaging 10 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Eric James is averaging 9.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. Duquesne is 6-12 in the Atlantic 10 and 3-2 in neutral site games.
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The La Salle Explorers are 8-21 this season and they have lost three of their last five games. La Salle is averaging 62.7 points per game and they are shooting 39.8 percent from the floor and defensively they are allowing 74.2 points and their opponents are shooting 46.7 percent. Jordan Price leads the Explorers averaging 18.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Cleon Roberts is averaging 12.9 points, Johnnie Shuler is averaging 9.9 points, and Tony Washington is averaging 7.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. La Salle is 4-14 in the A-10 this season.
Duquesne is 10-2 against the spread against a team with a losing record. La Salle is 3-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover a point spread, 3-1-1 against the spread following a loss, and 3-7-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The favorite has covered the point spread in the last five meetings of these two teams.
La Salle isn’t a good team but they are a good cover team and I look for them to cover here.