Duquesne at VCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Stuart C. Siegel Center
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The Duquesne Dukes head to Stuart C. Siegel Center to take on the VCU Rams on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has VCU as 8.5 point favorites.
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Duquesne heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.6 as they are averaging 72.1 points per contest while giving up 61.5 per game. VCU has an overall record of 10-6. They are averaging 78.1 points per game and surrendering 74.3, good for a point differential of 3.8.
Valuable Duquesne Dukes Betting Trends
The Duquesne Dukes are 5-3 against the spread this season
The Duquesne Dukes are 1-7 against the over/under this year
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 6-6 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 6-6 against the over/under this year
Key Duquesne Dukes Injuries
11/08/17 F Marko Krivacevic Wrist is out indefinitely
Key VCU Rams Injuries
11/10/17 G Marcus Evans Transferred is out for season
Mike Lewis II averages 15.2 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Eric Williams Jr. averages 14.3 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 9.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Justin Tillman scores 18.2 points per contest while playing 28.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 9 rebounds per contest and has 0.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. De'Riante Jenkins averages 13.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Duquesne averages 72.1 points per contest this year, which is 238th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 290th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 198th in Division 1. They average 38.1 boards per contest and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 93rd and 297th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 324th with 11.4 per game. The Dukes allow 61.5 points per contest, which is 11th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 107th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 86th, and they allow 11.8 assists per game which puts them in 73rd place in college basketball. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU is 101st in the country with 78.1 points per contest this season. They are 148th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.8. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 108th in Division 1. They are 101st in the country in rebounding with 37.9 boards per contest and 116th in assists per game with 15.0. The Rams are 141st in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Rams give up 74.3 points per game, which ranks them 223rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 236th and 129th in those defensive statistics. They rank 211th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 181st with 35.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Rams are 174th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Dukes are 84th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 93.4 is ranked 40th. In terms of pace they are 337th in the country with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 261st. As a team they are 246th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 104th in Division 1. Duquesne is 305th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 45th in the nation.
VCU is 172nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 213th in the nation. The Rams are 131st in the country in offensive rating with 107.2, and their defensive rating of 102 is ranked 201st. In terms of pace they are 100th in Division 1 with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 136th. As a team they are 152nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 151st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Duquesne/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Duquesne +8.5
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