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Duquesne vs Davidson 2/23/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Davidson Wildcats (22-4) vs. Duquesne Dukes (6-19)
February 23, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Duquesne Dukes +8.5 / Davidson Wildcats -8.5; Over/Under: 140
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The Davidson Wildcats will travel to UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse to take on the Duquesne Dukes this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The Davidson Wildcats won their 2nd straight game and improved o 22-4 on the season after defeating the Saint Louis Billikens, 79-58, this past Saturday. Davidson was outstanding on both ends of the court and had no trouble picking up the victory after going into halftime with a 41-28 lead. Davidson shot 47.1% from the field & 58.3% from beyond the arc while holding Saint Louis to 34.4% shooting from the field & 38.1% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Hyunjung Lee who had 29 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, & 2 steals.

On the season, Davidson is averaging 76.3 ppg on 48.5% shooting from the field. The Wildcats are averaging 9.0 three-pointers per game on 39.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Davidson has been led by Foster Loyer (16.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.5 apg), Hyunjung Lee (16.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.9 apg), Luka Brajkovic (15.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.2 bpg), & Michael Jones (12.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.0 spg).

Defensively, Davidson is allowing their opponents to average 67.0 ppg on 42.3% shooting from the field. The Wildcats have a rebound margin of 3.1 and a turnover margin of 1.0.

The Duquesne Dukes lost their 12th straight game and dropped to 6-19 on the season after being defeated by the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, 81-55, this past Saturday. Duquesne struggled on both ends of the court against St. Bonaventure and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 39-22 margin. Duquesne shot just 35.1% from the field & 23.8% from beyond the arc while allowing St. Bonaventure to shoot 52.5% from the field & 35.3% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Dukes was Leon Ayers III who had 12 points & 2 rebounds.

On the season, Duquesne is averaging 64.2 ppg on 39.8% shooting from the field. The Dukes are averaging 6.2 three-pointers per game on 30.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Duquesne has been led by Amir Spears (11.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.3 spg), Tre Williams (11.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.2 apg, 2.2 bpg), Leon Ayers III (10.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.1 spg), & Kevin Easley (10.1 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.1 spg).

Defensively, Duquesne is allowing their opponents to average 71.8 ppg on 46.9% shooting from the field. The Dukes have a rebound margin of -2.9 and a turnover margin of 1.0.

The Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games, however, are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. Duquesne. The Dukes are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games & 1-11 ATS at home on the season.

Duquesne has struggled this season on both ends of the court as the Dukes come into this game ranked just 322nd in scoring offense, 339th in FG%, & 333rd in defensive FG%. Davidson has been outstanding on the offensive end of the court this season as the Wildcats come into this game ranked 57th in scoring offense, 12th in FG%, & 8th in 3P-FG%.

Duquesne has really struggle as of late with their last 5 losses coming by an average of 17.6 ppg and between the fact that Davidson is 8-1 on the road and that they defeated the Dukes by double-digits last week, I think Davidson wins this one by 10+ and covers this large road spread. Good Luck!

Brett Nault's Free Pick:
Davidson Wildcats -8.5
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