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Duquesne Dukes vs. VMI Keydets - 12/4/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
VMI Keydets at Duquesne Dukes
Date & Time Wednesday December 4, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
AJ Palumbo Center
Pittsburgh, PA
The Line
DUQ -19 O/U 133
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The VMI Keydets (3-6) will visit the Duquesne Dukes (6-0) at the AJ Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh, PA for a non-conference match-up. The Dukes stayed undefeated in November after going 3-0 at the Junkanoo Jam Tournament in the Bahamas. Michael Hughes led a big second half surge on 11/24 with 12 points to lead the Dukes past Loyola.

Sincere Curry leads the Dukes in scoring and assists with 13 points and 4.3 assists per game. He’s also shooting 52 percent from the field. The Dukes took a long Thanksgiving break after taking 10 days off to prepare for VMI. They’ll finally get back to action at home where they are 3-0.

VMI’s last victory came against Goucher, a division III opponent, where they won 98-32. They haven’t faced a division I opponent since losing to UNC Greensboro on the road on 11/24. Greg Parham led VMI with 18 points on six of nine shooting in their win against Goucher. Kamdyn Curfman leads the team in scoring with 12.1 points per game. Guard Garret Gilkeson leads the team in rebounds and assists with 5.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.

Currently, VMI is 0-3 on the road and just 2-5 against the spread this season. The Dukes are ranked 109 in offensive field goal percentage and shooting 44.7 percent from the field while the VMI Keydets are 279th in offensive field goal percentage, shooting just 39.6 percent from the field.

Dukes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.

Keydets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.

Over is 8-0 in Keydets last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.

Over is 6-2 in Dukes last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.

VMI has struggled against very good teams on the road. This game shouldn’t be any different. At home the Dukes are averaging 72.7 scoring and allowing just 53.0 points scored on defense. Final Score Predictions, Duquesne win and cover ATS 75-55. 

Pick:
Duquesne Dukes -19
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