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Duquesne vs. VMI - 11/14/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

VMI Keydets (0-1) at Duquesne Dukes (1-0)

College Basketball: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm (A.J. Palumbo Center)

The Line: Duquesne Dukes -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Lockport Community TV

The VMI Keydets and Duquesne Dukes meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the A.J. Palumbo Center.

The VMI Keydets look for a bounce back performance after losing their season opener on Friday to NC State. The VMI Keydets are averaging 67 points on 36 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 50.7 percent shooting. Bubba Parham is averaging 22 points and three rebounds while Keith Smith is averaging 10 points and two assists. Tyler Creammer is the third double-digit scorer and Sarju Patel is grabbing two rebounds. The VMI Keydets are shooting 20 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The VMI Keydets are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 25 rebounds per game. The VMI Keydets have lost 15 of their last 16 road games.

Duquesne vs. VMI - 11/14/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Duquesne Dukes look for a quick 2-0 start to the season after beating St. Francis (BKN) on Saturday. The Duquesne Dukes are averaging 80 points on 39 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 40 percent shooting. Rene Castro-Caneddy is averaging 22 points and two rebounds while Tarin Smith is averaging 18 points and three assists. Eric Williams Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Lewis II is grabbing three rebounds. The Duquesne Dukes are shooting 11.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Duquesne Dukes are allowing 26.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Duquesne Dukes have lost six of their last eight home games.

Will update with trends when / if they’re released.

VMI is a very young basketball team, and it's going to take some time to get the ball rolling here, as the game against NC State showed. The Duquesne Dukes look like a squad that can surprise some folks in the A10 this season, as there's experience and a bunch of guys who can make shots and carry the load offensively. I like the Dukes to get another double-digit victory and start the season with a strong 2-0 record to kind of set the tone moving forward.

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