Duquesne vs. Pepperdine - 11/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pepperdine Waves (1-2) at Duquesne Dukes (3-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Germain Arena)
The Line: Duquesne Dukes +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Duquesne Dukes and Pepperdine Waves square off Monday afternoon at the Germain Arena.
The Duquesne Dukes look to win their seventh regular season game in nine tries. The Duquesne Dukes are averaging 86.5 points on 55.7 percent shooting and allowing 63.5 points on 35 percent shooting. Micah Mason is averaging 19 points and five assists while Derrick Colter is averaging 18.7 points and 1.7 rebounds. Jeremiah Jones is dishing 3.3 assists and L.G. Gill is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Duquesne Dukes are shooting 44.6 percent from downtown and have attempted 83 threes in three games. The downside is that Duquesne is averaging 16 turnovers per game. Still, Duquesne is a team that moves the ball well and has an incredible 62 assists on 92 made baskets through its first three games.
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The Pepperdine Waves look for a win after a rough 1-2 start to the season. The Pepperdine Waves are averaging 66.5 points on 38.2 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Lamond Murray Jr. is averaging 18.3 points and 3.3 rebounds while Stacy Davis is averaging 12.3 points and six rebounds. Kameron Edwards is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Major is dishing 3.7 assists. The Pepperdine Waves are shooting just 29.8 percent from downtown and are averaging 15 turnovers per contest. The good news for Pepperdine is that it has grabbed 40 offensive rebounds in three games. Pepperdine lost by just three points to Fresno State but was crushed Thursday by UCLA.
The Dukes are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 neutral site games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Waves are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Pepperdine is a far better team than what we've seen so far, and I expect the Waves to start proving it. Duquesne moves the ball well and is a confident bunch but the Waves have more talent and will be eager to rebound from a rough start.