Fordham vs. Duquesne - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duquesne Dukes (11-4) at Fordham Rams (6-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Rose Hill Gym)
The Line: Fordham Rams -2.5 -- Over/Under: 128.5 See the Latest Odds
We have an A-10 college basketball matchup on tap Saturday afternoon, as the Duquesne Dukes take on the Fordham Rams.
The Duquesne Dukes will look to remain unbeaten in A-10 play after winning their first 2 conference matchups including a 69-52 triumph over George Washington in their last outing. Eric Williams JR. led the team with 21 points on 8 of 13 shooting with 5 threes and 12 rebounds for the double-double, while Rene Castro added 12 points and a team-high 5 assists as the only other Duke to finish in double figures scoring in the winning effort. Mike Lewis II went just 4 of 13 from the floor with 9 points, but still leads the Dukes in scoring with an average of 15.7 points per game, while Williams Jr. leads the team in rebounding with 9.9 rebounds per game and Castro is the team’s leading assist man with 3.6 helpers per game this season. As a team, Duquesne is scoring 72.6 points per game on 41.9% shooting from the field, 34.4% from behind the arc and 70.1% from the foul line this season.
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The Fordham Rams will look to build some momentum after taking down Richmond for their first conference win of the year by a final score of 69-65 in overtime. Joseph Chartouny led the team with 26 points on 8 of 16 shooting with a team-high 12 rebounds and 5 steals with a pair of blocks and 3 assists. Ivan Raut came 2nd with 12 points and 6 rebounds, while Will Tavares chipped in 10 points to round out the scoring in double digits for the Rams in the win. Perris Hicks added a team-high 5 assists and a pair of steals, while Prokop Slanina added 8 points and a pair of steals of his own. Tavares leads the team in scoring with an average of 16.5 points per game, while Chartouny leads the team with 6.4 rebounds and 4 assists per game this season. As a team, Fordham is scoring 65.1 points per game on 41.6% shooting from the field, 28.4% from behind the arc and 69.2% from the foul line this season.
Duquesne is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Fordham is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a win and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record. Duquesne is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 trips to Fordham.
To be honest, I have no idea why Duquesne is the underdog here. Sure, Fordham is at home and home court does count for something, but the Dukes are the better team here, in better form, and have had success when they go on the road and play Fordham. I’ll take the points in a game that I have the Dukes winning outright.