Duquesne Dukes vs UMass Minutemen Prediction, 1/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Duquesne Dukes vs UMass Minutemen
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: William D. Mullins Memorial Center in Amherst, MA
The UMass Minutemen (12-8) will compete against the Duquesne Dukes (14-7) at William D. Mullins Memorial Center on Saturday.
The Duquesne Dukes took the court against Loyola and walked away with a win by a score of 72-58 in their last contest. Duquesne finished the contest with a 43.1% field goal percentage (25 out of 58) and buried 9 of their 27 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Dukes made 13 of their 14 tries for a rate of 92.9%. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they collected 26 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 13 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and having 9 steals. When discussing defense, Duquesne allowed the other team to go 45.1% from the floor on 23 of 51 shooting. Loyola doled out 19 assists and had 5 steals in this game. In addition, Loyola snagged 22 rebounds (3 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Loyola walked away from this one shooting 50.0% at the free throw line by making 4 of their 8 shots. They also knocked down 8 of 25 tries from 3-point range. In regard to fouls, the Dukes walked away with 18 and Loyola finished the game with 19 fouls.
Jimmy Clark is a guy who was a major contributor in the game. He recorded 13 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 30 minutes played and pulled down 1 rebound. He finished shooting 45.5% from the field and also totaled 4 dimes.
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Duquesne will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 14-7 on the campaign. They are averaging 74.0 points per outing (139th in the country) while going 43.5% from the floor. The Dukes are shooting 36.7% on three-point shots (184 of 501) and 69.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Duquesne is snagging 37.1 rebounds per game and has 312 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 62nd in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 11.7 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 17.9 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Dukes are able to force 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.3 fouls. They are giving up 35.3% on three-point shots and they are ranked 197th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (69.7). The Dukes defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.1% (522 of 1,211) and they concede 36.2 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 266th in D-1 in allowing assists with 284 conceded for the year.
When they last played, the UMass Minutemen walked away with a victory by a final of 85-76 against Richmond. When it comes to how they attacked the glass, UMass permitted Richmond to snag 30 in all (7 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 36.7% from distance by shooting 11 of 30 and ended up going 21 out of 25 from the free throw line (84.0%). The Minutemen permitted Richmond to bury 22 out of 57 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.6% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Minutemen shot 25 out of 58 from the floor which had them shooting 43.1%. Concerning shooting from 3-point land, UMass converted 11 out of their 23 attempts (47.8%). They were able to convert 24 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 85.7%. Richmond earned 20 fouls for the contest which got the Minutemen to the free throw line for 28 tries. They turned it over 7 times, while recording 3 steals for this contest. The Minutemen earned 28 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 36 in this game.
RJ Luis was important for the Minutemen for the contest. He recorded 23 points in his 35 mins of playing time and totaled 5 dimes in this contest. He knocked down 6 out of 12 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and earned 7 rebounds.
UMass has a mark of 12-8 this season. The Minutemen are responsible for committing 17.3 fouls every game while shooting 69.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.6 times per contest (89th in the nation) and they cough up possession 14.1 times per contest. UMass has earned 1,427 pts on the season (71.4 per game) and they pull in 38.6 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Minutemen are connecting on 41.8% from the field, which is ranked 314th in D-1.
The Minutemen defensively are ranked 213th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 70.5. They are able to force 14.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.2% from the field (185th in college hoops). The UMass defense allows 31.9% from downtown (151 of 473) and opponents are converting on 69.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 14.4 dimes and 35.2 boards per game, which has them ranked 299th and 245th in those categories on the defensive end.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Duquesne
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