Duquesne Dukes (6-16) vs. Davidson Wildcats (20-4)
February 14, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Davidson Wildcats -13 / Duquesne Dukes +13; Over/Under: -140.5
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The Duquesne Dukes and the Davidson Wildcats meet in college basketball action from the Belk Arena on Monday night.
The Duquesne Dukes will look to bounce back from a 65-54 loss to Fordham last time out. Amir Spears leads the Dukes in scoring and assists with 11.3 PPG and 2.9 APG while Leon Ayers III has 11.2 PPG with 4.4 RPG. Kevin Easley has 10.8 PPG with a team-high 6.5 RPG to lead the Dukes on the glass and Tre Williams has 11 PPG with 6 RPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for the Dukes up to this point in the year. As a team, Duquesne is averaging 65.4 PPG on 40.7% shooting from the field, 32.5% from three and 70.1% from the foul line while allowing 71.4 PPG on 46.5% shooting from the field and 39% from three this season.
The Davidson Wildcats will look to bounce back from a 72-65 loss to Rhode Island last time out. Foster Loyer leads the Wildcats in scoring and assists with 16.1 PPG and 3.5 APG while Hyunjung Lee has 15.6 PPG with 6.2 RPG and Luka Brajkovic has 15.2 PPG with a team-high 7.1 RPG to lead Davidson on the glass. Mike Jones has 12.3 PPG to make up the rest of the group of double-digit scorers for Davidson so far this season while Sam Mennenga has 7.2 PPG and 5.1 RPG. As a team, Davidson is averaging 76.4 PPG on 48.7% shooting from the field, 38.6% from three and 77.4% from the foul line while allowing 67.6 PPG on 42.7% shooting from the field and 34.7% from three this season.
Duquesne is 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. Davidson is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall.
I get the case to be made either way here, but I think I’m leaning towards the over here. Neither team has been all that great from a cover perspective as of late. With that said, this feels like a low total for a Davidson side that can score against a weak Duquesne defense and the Dukes can score in their own right despite their recent short-comings and given the talent discrepancy we may be able to get a big chunk of the way with Davidson alone, so give me the over here.