VCU vs. Duquesne - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Duquesne Dukes (20-8) at VCU Rams (18-11)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Stuart Siegel Center)
The Line: VCU Rams -5 -- Over/Under: 136.5
The Duquesne Dukes and VCU Rams meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.
The Duquesne Dukes need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Duquesne Dukes are averaging 70.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 64.9 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Marcus Weathers is averaging 14.7 points and 1.6 assists while Sincere Carry is averaging 12 points and 3.9 rebounds. Michael Hughes is dishing 1.5 assists and Tavian Dunn-Martin is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Duquesne Dukes are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Duquesne Dukes are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Duquesne Dukes have split their last six road games.
The VCU Rams need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The VCU Rams are averaging 71.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Marcus Santos-Silva is averaging 12.6 points and nine rebounds while De'Riante Jenkins is averaging 10.6 points and two assists. Marcus Evans is dishing 2.9 assists and Nah'Shon Hyland is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The VCU Rams are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The VCU Rams are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The VCU Rams have won four of their last six home games.
The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Duquesne Dukes have been the better team this season overall, and I have a thing of just blindly taking free points with the better team, as it' going to pay off in the long term. Duquesne is also solid on the road where it allows just 40.8 percent shooting from the field and 25.1 percent shooting from deep. The VCU Rams play their best ball at home where they win by an average of 13.5 points, but they're just 7-10 against the spread at home and 10-19 against the spread on the season. I want the better team and the free points.