Duquesne vs. Dayton - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dayton Flyers (20-5) at Duquesne Dukes (8-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm (A.J. Palumbo Center)
The Line: Duquesne Dukes +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Network
The Dayton Flyers and Duquesne Dukes meet Saturday afternoon at the A.J. Palumbo Center.
The Dayton Flyers have won four of their last five games and are chasing an A-10 title. On the season, Dayton is averaging 68.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting and is allowing 60 points on 41 percent shooting. Jordan Sibert is averaging 16.2 points and 1.9 assists while Dyshawn Pierre is averaging 12.8 points and 7.8 rebounds. Kendall Pollard is the third double-digit scorer and Scoochie Smith is dishing 4.1 assists. The Dayton Flyers have five players averaging at least 7.5 points, and they’re shooting 67.2 percent from the line and 35.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Dayton is allowing 29.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 65 or less points in four straight games.
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The Duquesne Dukes look to play spoiler after losing eight of their last 10 games. On the season, Duquesne is averaging 70 points on 44.4 percent shooting and is allowing 74.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Derrick Colter is averaging 12.5 points and 3.3 assists while Micah Mason is averaging 11.6 points and 3.6 rebounds. L.G. Gill is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and TySean Powell is shooting 58.8 percent from the field. The Duquesne Dukes have six players averaging at least six points, and they’re shooting 60.7 percent from the line and 36.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Duquesne is allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in seven of its last nine games.
The Flyers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Dukes are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the underdog is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
The one thing the Duquesne Dukes have done this season is cover their home games, as they just beat George Washington and nearly upset VCU. The Dukes have covered six of their last eight games at home. Take the points.