Duquesne Dukes vs Dayton Flyers Prediction, 1/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Duquesne Dukes vs Dayton Flyers
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: UD Arena in Dayton, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Duquesne (+6)
UD Arena is the venue where and the Dayton Flyers (6-3) will play the Duquesne Dukes (3-3) on Wednesday. Dayton opens this matchup as 6-point favorites. The O/U opens at 132.5.
Duquesne steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 3-3 on the year. They are averaging 65.2 pts per game (302nd in D-1) while hitting 40.7% from the field. The Dukes are shooting 28.9% on 3-point shots (39 of 135) and 65.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Duquesne is collecting 36.8 boards per game and has earned 69 assists for the year, which is 315th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 13.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.3 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Dukes are forcing 13.8 turnovers every game and they draw 17.5 fouls. They rank 44th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 78 surrendered for the season. The Dukes defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 42.9% (145 of 338) and they surrender 36.3 boards per game as a unit. They give up 27.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 61st in the country in opponents points per game (64.7).
The Duquesne Dukes played the Fordham Rams and took home the win by a score of 48-45 in their last game. Duquesne walked away from the contest with a 34.0% FG percentage (16 of 47) and converted 5 out of their 25 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Dukes knocked down 11 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. When talking about grabbing boards, they earned 34 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 10 dimes in the game in addition to earning 5 steals and 5 blocked shots. In terms of the defense, Duquesne allowed their opponent to shoot 34.0% from the field on 16 out of 47 shooting. Fordham dished out 11 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Rams totaled 35 boards (11 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Fordham walked away from this one shooting 72.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 13 of 18 shots. They made 2 of their 22 attempts from three-point range.
Tavian Dunn-Martin is someone who was a factor in the matchup. He was able to score 11 points on 4 of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 35 minutes played and also collected 2 rebounds. Dunn-Martin ended up shooting 44.4% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in this contest for the Dukes was Chad Baker. He snagged 5 rebounds and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 16.7% from the field for the game by going 1-of-6 (8 points). Overall, Baker played 33 minutes.
Dayton has a win-loss mark of 6-3 on the season. Dayton has 628 points on the season (69.8 per game) and they collect 31.0 boards per contest. The Flyers are committing 14.9 personal fouls every game and they go 75.5% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Flyers are shooting 50.7% from the field, which is 27th in the nation. They are earning an assist 13.3 times per contest (186th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 15.9 times per game. The Flyers on defense are ranked 93rd in D-1 in PPG given up with 66.4. They are forcing their opponents into 13.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (196th in the country). The Dayton defense concedes 34.4% on shots from beyond the arc (64 of 186) and their opponents are making 60.2% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 11.1 assists and 30.3 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 68th and 27th in those defensive categories.
When they last stepped on the court, the Dayton Flyers walked away with a victory by a final of 89-78 against the Davidson Wildcats. The Flyers collected 25 defensive boards and 1 offensive boards for a total of 26 for the contest. They also blocked 2 shots while getting 2 steals in this matchup. The Wildcats committed 19 personal fouls in this contest which took the Flyers to the charity stripe for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to bury 20 of them for a clip of 83.3%. In terms of three-point attempts, Dayton buried 11 out of their 25 attempts (44.0%). In all, the Flyers went 29 for 51 from the field which gave them a percentage of 56.9%. The Flyers permitted the Wildcats to make 33 of 68 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.5% for the matchup. They finished shooting 29.2% from downtown by connecting on 7 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 5 out of 9 from the free throw line (55.6%). Regarding how they rebounded, Dayton allowed Davidson to collect 30 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Jalen Crutcher was important for the Flyers in this game. He converted 11 of 17 in this contest giving him a rate of 64.7%, which had him sitting at 29 points. Crutcher grabbed 2 rebounds in his 44 minutes and had 3 dimes for this contest. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Dayton was Ibi Watson. He was able to score 24 points in 43 minutes on the hardwood via 6 of 14 shooting in this matchup. Watson walked away from this one going 42.9% from the field in addition to totaling 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Dayton (-6) and over 132.5 points
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