Duquesne vs. Tennessee-Martin - 11/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (4-1) at Duquesne Dukes (2-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (A.J. Palumbo Center)
The Line: Duquesne Dukes -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks and Duquesne Dukes meet Wednesday night in college basketball action at the A.J. Palumbo Center.
The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks look for their second road victory of the season to build on a four-game winning streak. The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are averaging 82 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Jacolby Mobley is averaging 17.4 points and 2.8 assists while Kedar Edwards is averaging 16.4 points and 6.6 rebounds. Matthew Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Javier Martinez is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The Duquesne Dukes look to snap a string of back-to-back losses to get back to a .500 record. The Duquesne Dukes are averaging 72.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 77.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Tarin Smith is averaging 14.4 points and 3.2 assists while Isiaha Mike is averaging 11 points and 5.8 rebounds. Emile Blackman is dishing 1.2 assists and Nakye Sanders is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Duquesne Dukes are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Duquesne Dukes are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Duquesne Dukes have split their last 12 home games.
The Skyhawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Dukes are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS loss. The under is 3-0-1 in Dukes last 4 overall and the over is 5-1-1 in Skyhawks last 7 overall.
Both teams have played well up to this point and two of Duquesne's losses came against Penn State and Kentucky, two solid programs. However, the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks have won four straight games and their one loss was a three-point defeat to Ole Miss on the road. The value here is with the Skyhawks and the free points, so that's where I'm siding.