Davidson Wildcats vs Duquesne Dukes Prediction, 1/5/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Davidson Wildcats vs Duquesne Dukes
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Location: A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Davidson (+1.5)
The Davidson Wildcats (5-4) head to A.J. Palumbo Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Duquesne Dukes (2-2). Davidson opens this matchup as 1.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 137.
Davidson will play this contest with a mark of 5-4 on the season. The Wildcats are connecting on 36.3% from downtown (85 of 234) and 70.8% from the charity stripe. They average 72.4 points per outing (188th in Division 1) on 46.6% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 16.3 fouls every game. As a team, Davidson is grabbing 35.3 boards per game and has racked up 124 assists on the campaign, which ranks 121st in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Wildcats are able to force 9.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.6 fouls. They relinquish 31.6% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 99th in Division 1 in points per game from their opponents (66.4). The Wildcats defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.7% (216 of 483) and they concede 28.6 boards per game as a group. They are 131st in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 95 surrendered on the campaign.
The Davidson Wildcats faced the Richmond Spiders and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 80-74 in their last game. Davidson finished having earned a 47.5% field goal percentage (29 out of 61) and buried 7 of their 25 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Wildcats knocked down 9 of their 14 tries for a rate of 64.3%. Concerning getting rebounds, they earned 32 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 12 assists for the contest as well as having 6 steals and 2 rejections. When talking about the defense, Davidson allowed the other team to shoot 47.5% from the floor on 29 out of 61 shooting. Richmond distributed 15 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. In addition, the Spiders grabbed 21 rebounds (1 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Richmond ended up going 83.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of their 12 tries. They knocked down 8 of their 16 attempts from three-point range.
Hyunjung Lee is a player who was a factor for this game. He recorded 17 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 28 minutes and snagged 2 rebounds. Lee finished the game shooting 66.7% from the field and earned 2 assists. An additional guy that came through in this matchup for the Wildcats was Luka Brajkovic. He grabbed 14 rebounds and also collected 4 dimes. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the field in this matchup by hitting 5-of-10 (14 points). When the game finished, Brajkovic saw the court for 34 min.
Duquesne has a win-loss record of 2-2 this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Dukes are shooting 44.8% from the field, which ranks them 177th in the country. Duquesne has totaled 295 pts this year (73.8 per contest) and they collect 37.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.5 times per contest (238th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.5 times per game. The Dukes commit 18.8 personal fouls per game and they connect on 67.0% from the free throw line. The Dukes on defense are ranked 190th in college basketball in PPG given up with 70.5. They concede 12.8 assists and 34.3 rebounds every game, which ranks 164th and 131st in those categories on the defensive end. The Duquesne defense concedes 31.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (24 of 76) and their opponents are making 57.1% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 14.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (307th in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Duquesne Dukes took a loss by a score of 75-73 when they faced the George Washington Colonials. The Dukes earned 25 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 38 in the game. They also stuffed 2 attempts while recording 7 steals in the game. The Colonials were called for 20 fouls in the matchup which got the Dukes to the charity stripe for 23 attempts. They were able to convert 10 of them for a clip of 43.5%. In terms of 3-pointers, Duquesne knocked down 7 of 21 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Dukes went 28 for 60 from the floor which had them at 46.7%. The Dukes allowed the Colonials to bury 26 of their 56 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 46.4% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 36.0% from beyond the arc via 9 of 25 and finished the game at 14 out of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). When talking about attacking the glass, Duquesne allowed George Washington to pull down 31 in total (7 offensive).
Marcus Weathers was important for the Dukes for this contest. He made 8 out of 13 for the matchup for a rate of 61.5%, which earned him 19 points. Weathers totaled 12 boards in his 33 mins and added 2 assists in the matchup. Someone else that was important for Duquesne was Maceo Austin. He scored 11 points in his 23 minutes on the court by way of 4 out of 6 from the floor in this contest. Austin ended up shooting 66.7% from the field in addition to collecting 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Duquesne (-1.5) and under 137 points
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