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UMass vs. Duquesne Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/28/23

Duquesne Dukes (14-7) vs. UMass Minutemen (12-8)
January 28, 2023 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: UMass Minutemen +1.5 / Duquesne Dukes -1.5; Over/Under: +147.5
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The Duquesne Dukes and the UMass Minutemen meet in college basketball action from the Mullins Memorial Center on Saturday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Duquesne is listed as a 1.5-point road favorite with a ML price of -125. The total for this game is set at 147.5 points.


For Duquesne, Quincy McGriff is questionable for this game with an undisclosed injury while Andy Barba is out for the season with a hand injury. For UMass, Matt Cross, Noah Fernandes and T.J. Weeks Jr. are all listed as questionable for this game.

Matchup History

Duquesne’s 78-74 win back on January 8th, 2022, made it six straight games without back-to-back winners in this head-to-head matchup.


Duquesne is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record. UMass is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win while the over is 9-2 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record.


I’m leaning towards Duquesne here. Not one I’m rushing to bet as it could go either way, but the Dukes are outscoring teams by 1.6 PPG in their last 5 games while UMass is being outscored by 3.2 PPG in their last 5 and I just don’t see UMass being able to do enough in their current form to get over the hump and get past Duquesne here. I like both of these teams, but Duquesne’s a team I’ve been high on since the start of the year and I think they get it done in this one. Give me the Dukes here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Duquesne -1.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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