Duquesne vs. Dayton - 12/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dayton Flyers (6-6) at Duquesne Dukes (9-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm (A.J. Palumbo Center)
The Line: Duquesne Dukes +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The Dayton Flyers and Duquesne Dukes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the A.J. Palumbo Center.
The Dayton Flyers look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Dayton Flyers are averaging 71.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Darrell Davis is averaging 16.5 points and 2.9 assists while Josh Cunningham is averaging 16.3 points and 9.8 rebounds. Xeyrius Williams is dishing 2.7 assists and Jordan Davis is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Dayton Flyers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dayton Flyers are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game. The Dayton Flyers have split their last eight road games.
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The Duquesne Dukes look for another win after winning seven of their last eight games. The Duquesne Dukes are averaging 73.1 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Mike Lewis II is averaging 16.5 points and 1.8 rebounds while Eric Williams Jr. is averaging 14.2 points and 1.6 assists. Tarin Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Rene Castro-Caneddy is grabbing three rebounds. The Duquesne Dukes are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Duquesne Dukes are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Duquesne Dukes have won six straight home games.
The Flyers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games, 13-6 ATS in their last 19 vs. Atlantic 10 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Dukes are 6-16-1 ATS in their last 23 home games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Duquesne.
The Duquesne Dukes haven't been a good team against the number and have had little to no success against Dayton in the past. However, the Dukes are playing better ball overall and Dayton has been hit or miss on the road. These Dayton Flyers aren't as good or as consistent as Dayton Flyers teams from the past. Duquesne has a good chance to win this game in its current form. Give me the Dukes and the free bucket.