Ball State Cardinals (4-3) vs. Duquesne Dukes (6-1)
December 3, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Duquesne Dukes -8.5 / Ball State Cardinals +8.5; Over/Under: +143
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The Ball State Cardinals and Duquesne Dukes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse. The Ball State Cardinals look for their fifth win. The Duquesne Dukes look for their seventh win.
The Ball State Cardinals are averaging 77.4 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Payton Sparks is averaging 15.4 points and 2.4 assists, while Jarron Coleman is averaging 13.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. Demarius Jacobs is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylin Sellers is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Ball State Cardinals are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Ball State Cardinals are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.
The Duquesne Dukes are averaging 79.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 43 percent shooting. Dae Dae Grant is averaging 20.1 points and 4 rebounds, while Austin Rotroff is averaging 8.1 points and 7.9 rebounds. Tre Williams is dishing 1.6 assists and Tevin Brewer is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Duquesne Dukes are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.8 percent from the free throw line. The Duquesne Dukes are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.
The Cardinals are 17-35 ATS in their last 52 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Dukes are 6-16 ATS in their last 22 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The under is 7-2 in Cardinals last 9 overall. The over is 7-3 in Dukes last 10 overall.
The Duquesne Dukes are the more talented proven team and will have the edge at home. However, this is a lot of free points for a Ball State side that can score the basketball and has multiple guys who can create their own shot. Duquesne should be favored and probably wins, but Ball State can do enough to put a scare in the Dukes.