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Duquesne vs UMass Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/1/23

UMass Minutemen (14-14) vs. Duquesne Dukes (19-10)
March 1, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Duquesne Dukes -10 / UMass Minutemen +10; Over/Under: +147.5
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The UMass Minutemen and Duquesne Dukes meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The UMass Minutemen Betting Preview

The UMass Minutemen are averaging 70.5 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Noah Fernandes is averaging 13.4 points and 2.5 rebounds, while Matt Cross is averaging 12.9 points and 6.3 rebounds. RJ Luis is the third double-digit scorer and Dyondre Dominguez is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The UMass Minutemen are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The UMass Minutemen are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game.

The Duquesne Dukes Betting Preview

The Duquesne Dukes are averaging 75 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Dae Dae Grant is averaging 15.5 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Jimmy Clark III is averaging 11.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. RJ Gunn is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Joe Reece is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Duquesne Dukes are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Duquesne Dukes are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.

The Minutemen are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Dukes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. The under is 4-1 in Minutemen last 5 overall. The under is 6-0 in Dukes last 6 home games. The underdog is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Duquesne Dukes are the better team and have had more success covering numbers, but let’s not act like they’re world beaters. The UMass Minutemen have their issues, but they lose as underdogs by an average of just 4.4 points. Duquesne should win and plays decent at home, but this line feels a little too rich. I’ll take a shot with UMass and the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: UMass Minutemen +10

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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