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Duquesne vs Richmond Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds

Dukes vs Spiders Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Duquesne Dukes at Richmond Spiders
  • Where: Richmond at Robins Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 7th
  • Betting Odds: Duquesne +2.5, DUQ +121 | RICH -149 O/U 134.5

Dukes Preview:

Duquesne will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 12-4. On the road, the Dukes will be playing their 2nd game of the season, having gone 0-2. So far, the Dukes have been the underdog 4 times, going 2-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.

Duquesne will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Dae Dae Grant who is averaging 16.75 points per game for the Dukes. Grant is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Dukes’ offensive game plan is the play of Jimmy Clark III who has hit 43.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.56 points per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Duquesne this season, as they are currently ranked 376th in college basketball at 65.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Dukes’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.5%, placing them 446th in the NCAA.

Spiders Preview:

Richmond heads into this matchup having played 15 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-7. So far this season, Richmond has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-1. The Spiders’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2.5 points in their favor. For the season, Richmond has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 6-2.

Richmond will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyler Burton who is averaging 19.6 points per game for the Spiders. Burton is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Spiders’ offensive game plan is the play of Jason Nelson who has hit 39.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.2 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Richmond this season, as they are currently ranked 181st in college basketball at 71.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Spiders’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.8%, placing them 272nd in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Duquesne Dukes +2.5

After boiling down all the statistics and trends, it is clear why the oddsmakers have placed the Richmond Spiders as the favorites to win. Not only do the Duquesne Dukes have a mediocre record vs the spread at away of late 4-6, but Richmond also has the statistical edge in 3-pointers made per game and overall field goal percentage. Yet, our model shows that the current odds of -2.5 points in favor of the Spiders is too high and there is good value on grabbing Duquesne vs the spread. While most bettors will likely be piling on the Richmond Spiders as the favorite, we full good about taking the oppsite side and grabbing Duquesne taking the points.

 


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