Fordham vs. Duquesne - 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Fordham vs. Duquesne - 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Duquesne Dukes at Fordham Rams

Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM (Rose Hill Gymnasium)

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The Duquesne Dukes and the Fordham Rams meet in A-10 conference college basketball action from the Rose Hill Gym on Sunday afternoon.

The Duquesne Dukes will look to keep pace near the top of the A-10, sitting at 7-4 despite an 83-80 loss to St. Bonaventure last time out. Marcus Weathers leads the Dukes in scoring and rebounding with 14.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while Sincere Carry is 2nd in scoring and tops in assists with 11.7 points and 4.9 assists per game this season. Michael Hughes is 3rd averaging 10 points and 6.8 assists per game. As a team, Duquesne is averaging 71.6 points on 44.6% shooting from the field, 32.7% from behind the arc and 73.9% from the foul line while allowing opponents to average 64.5 points on 41.4% shooting from the field and 30.3% from the 3-point line. Duquesne is 3-2 straight up and 2-3 against the spread on the road this season.

The Fordham Rams will look to stay out of the basement of the A-10, currently owning a 1-10 mark in conference after a 79-49 loss to Davidson last time out. Jalen Cobb leads the Rams with 11.6 points and 2.5 assists per game while Antwon Portley has 10.2 points in 16 games and Onyi Eyisi leads the Rams with 5.8 rebounds per game. As a team, Fordham is averaging 57.6 points per game on 38.1% shooting from the field, 32.3% from behind the arc and 61.9% from the foul line while allowing opponents to average 61.8 points on 40.9% shooting from the field and 31.4% from behind the arc. Fordham is 6-8 straight up and 4-10 against the spread at home this season.

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Head to head, the road team is 19-7-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings between these two teams.

The points with a home dog are usually worth at least a look and Fordham has played some close games lately. However, Fordham has been pretty bad for most of the season, and while the Rams have been good defensively, the offense often doesn’t hold up its end of things. Duquesne isn’t dominant like they were at the beginning of the year, but the Dukes are one of the better teams in the A-10 and I think they flex some muscle with a win and cover in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Duquesne -8

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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