Duquesne vs. Nebraska Omaha - 3/16/16 CBI College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (18-13) at Duquesne Dukes (16-16)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm (A.J. Palumbo Center)
The Line: Duquesne Dukes -3.5 -- Over/Under: 176.5 See the Latest Odds
The Omaha Mavericks and Duquesne Dukes meet Wednesday in the CBI at the A.J. Palumbo Center.
The Omaha Mavericks look for a nice win after splitting their last 14 games. The Omaha Mavericks are averaging 83.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 81.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Devin Patterson is averaging 17.4 points and 3.1 assists while Jake White is averaging 17.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. Tre'Shawn Thurman is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Tra-Deon Hollins is dishing six assists. The Omaha Mavericks are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Omaha Mavericks have lost four straight road games.
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The Duquesne Dukes have won just one game since February. The Duquesne Dukes are averaging 77.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 77.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Micah Mason is averaging 18.3 points and 4.6 assists while Derrick Colter is averaging 17.7 points and 3.5 rebounds. L.G. Gill is the third double-digit scorer and Eric James is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Duquesne Dukes are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Dukes are allowing 40.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Duquesne Dukes have lost five straight home games.
Duquesne is in brutal form but has to be looking at this tournament as a second chance to turn their season into a positive. The Dukes have a lot of offensive firepower and are capable of going on a little bit of a run in this tournament. Also, it's not like Omaha was world beaters on the road this season.
If forced to pick this game, I expect Duquesne to play to its potential and get back in the win column.