Duquesne Dukes vs Rhode Island Rams Prediction, 3/9/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Duquesne Dukes vs Rhode Island Rams
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Capital One Arena is where the Rhode Island Rams (14-15) will go up against the Duquesne Dukes (6-23) on Wednesday.
The Duquesne Dukes faced off with La Salle and took a loss by a final of 85-76 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Dukes finished with 12 and La Salle totaled 14 fouls. They also converted 12 out of their 21 attempts from distance. La Salle finished the game shooting 37.5% at the charity stripe by burying 3 of their 8 attempts. Additionally, La Salle snagged 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. La Salle recorded 21 assists and had 7 steals for the contest. In regard to defense, Duquesne allowed the other team to shoot 60.3% from the field on 35 of 58 shooting. They also distributed 12 assists for the game while forcing 13 turnovers and having 7 steals. When discussing pulling down boards, they earned 23 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Dukes made 10 of 12 tries for a rate of 83.3%. Duquesne walked away from the contest with a 50.9% field goal percentage (29 of 57) and converted 8 out of their 17 3-point attempts.
Primo Spears is one player who was important in this matchup. He finished 50.0% from the floor and also recorded 5 assists. He was on the hardwood for 39 mins played and grabbed 3 boards. He ended up with 34 points on 12 out of 24 shooting.
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Duquesne enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 6-23 for the season. They turn it over 11.6 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 13.7 personal fouls every game. As a team, Duquesne is pulling in 34.3 rebounds per game and has earned 288 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 347th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Dukes are shooting 30.5% from downtown (181 of 593) and 71.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 64.8 points per outing (321st in D-1) while hitting 40.0% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Dukes have forced 12.7 turnovers every game while drawing 14.2 fouls. They currently rank 302nd in D-1 in giving up assists with 438 conceded on the year. The Dukes defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.6% (820 of 1,724) and they surrender 37.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They give up 39.5% on 3-point shots while they are 287th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (73.2).
The last time they took the court, the Rhode Island Rams went home defeated by a final of 70-60 against Saint Joseph's. The Rams were able to pull down 16 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while recording 11 steals for the contest. Saint Joseph's committed 18 fouls for the game which took the Rams to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw tries for a rate of 52.6%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Rhode Island knocked down 8 of 24 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Rams finished 21 for 63 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 33.3%. The Rams permitted Saint Joseph's to make 26 out of their 51 attempts from the field which left them shooting 51.0% for this contest. They went 44.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 11 out of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 7 of 10 at the free throw line (70.0%). With respect to attacking the glass, Rhode Island permitted Saint Joseph's to collect 36 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Malik Martin was important for the Rams for the contest. He had 11 points in his 28 mins on the hardwood, but left the arena with no assists. He knocked down 4 of 6 in the matchup for a rate of 66.7%, and accumulated 6 rebounds.
Rhode Island has a win-loss record of 14-15 for the campaign. The Rams are committing 17.0 personal fouls per contest and they go 62.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.6 times per game (136th in the country) and they are giving up possession 14.0 times per contest. Rhode Island has totaled 1,943 points for the season (67.0 per contest) and they snag 35.9 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Rams are hitting on 45.6% from the field, which has them ranked 96th in college basketball.
The Rhode Island defense concedes 32.6% on 3-point attempts (223 of 684) and their opponents are knocking down 73.9% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 12.8 dimes and 34.5 rebounds per contest, ranking them 190th and 169th in those defensive categories. The Rams on defense are ranked 44th in the country in points allowed per contest with 64.6. They have forced 13.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.9% from the field (14th in college hoops).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Duquesne
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