Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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The VCU Rams travel to Palumbo Center to play the Duquesne Dukes on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
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The Rams come into this game with an overall record of 11-3 and a road record of 3-0. They are 4-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-3. The Dukes have an overall record of 8-6 and a home record of 6-3. They have an over/under record of 2-4 and they are 4-3 against the spread.
JeQuan Lewis comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Rams. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Mo Alie-Cox averages 10.1 points per game in 25.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for VCU. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Mike Lewis II averages 12.1 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year for the Dukes. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Tarin Smith averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
VCU averages 73.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 153rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 42nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 164th in the country. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game which ranks them 257th and 58th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 221st with 14.2 per game. The Rams allow 65.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 43rd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 139th and 203rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 57th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the country. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in Division 1.
Duquesne averages 70.7 points per game this year which ranks them 211th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 228th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 277th in the nation. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest which ranks them 50th and 180th respectively. In the turnover department the Dukes rank 269th with 14.8 per game. The Dukes allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 124th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 69th and 161st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 264th and they give up 15.5 assists per contest which puts them in 283rd place in the nation. The Dukes force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 223rd in college basketball.
The Rams average 67.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 18.7 per contest. The Rams have an offensive rating of 104.7 and they assist on 58.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. VCU turns the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.1%. The Rams give up 66.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 60 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Dukes score 73.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.6 points per game. The Dukes have a rating on offense of 97.4 and 52.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Duquesne turns it over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.8%. The Dukes give up 68.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 4-6 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 7-3 against the over/under
Duquesne Dukes Betting Trends
The Duquesne Dukes are 4-3 against the spread
The Duquesne Dukes are 2-4 against the over/under
VCU Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Duquesne Dukes Injuries
12/02/16 G Josh Steel Suspension out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Duquesne
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