Rhode Island vs. Duquesne - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duquesne Dukes (15-11) at Rhode Island Rams (14-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Thomas M. Ryan Center)
The Line: Rhode Island Rams -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Duquesne Dukes and Rhode Island Rams meet Saturday at the Thomas M. Ryan Center.
The Duquesne Dukes need a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Duquesne Dukes are averaging 79.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 77.2 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Derrick Colter is averaging 18.1 points and 4.1 assists while Micah Mason is averaging 17.6 points and 3.1 rebounds. L.G. Gill is the third double-digit scorer and Eric James is dishing 1.5 assists. The Duquesne Dukes are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dukes are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Duquesne Dukes have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Rhode Island Rams need a nice win after losing five of their last eight games. The Rhode Island Rams are averaging 70.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 64.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Jared Terrell is averaging 13.7 points and 3.7 rebounds while Jarvis Garrett is averaging 13.4 points and 4.4 assists. Hassan Martin is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Four McGlynn is dishing 1.2 assists. The Rhode Island Rams are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Rams are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The Rhode Island Rams have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Dukes are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The Rams are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss. The Dukes are 9-0 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Rhode Island and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
Duquesne is in terrible form entering this game and hasn't proven it can hang with above-average teams on the road. Rhode Island isn't playing any better but at home the Rams are tough to beat. Give me the home team by double digits.