Dayton Flyers (10-6) vs. Duquesne Dukes (6-8)
January 15, 2022 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Duquesne Dukes +3.5 / Dayton Flyers -3.5; Over/Under: -134.5
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The Dayton Flyers and Duquesne Dukes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse. The Dayton Flyers look for a win after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Duquesne Dukes look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Dayton Flyers are averaging 69.9 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 63.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Toumani Camara is averaging 10.6 points and 6.8 rebounds, while Daron Holmes II is averaging 10.6 points and 1.2 assists. Malachi Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Elijah Weaver is grabbing 1.2 rebounds. The Dayton Flyers are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dayton Flyers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game.
The Duquesne Dukes are averaging 70.6 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Leon Ayers III is averaging 12.5 points and 4.9 rebounds, while Amir Spears is averaging 12.3 points and 1.9 rebounds. Kevin Easley is the third double-digit scorer and Tre Williams is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Duquesne Dukes are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Duquesne Dukes are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game.
The Flyers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Dukes are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The over is 5-1 in Flyers last 6 road games. The over is 9-2 in Dukes last 11 overall.
The Duquesne Dukes will be up for this game at home, but they’ve done little to nothing this season to suggest they can hang with a talented Dayton squad. The Dayton Flyers are comfortably the better offensive team, and they have an underrated defense as well. You could argue this line should be steeper than it is. Give me Dayton and the small number.