Duquesne Dukes VS La Salle Explorers

College Basketball 02:00 PM EST

Tuesday

02/02/2020

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Spread: La Salle -8.5

Over/Under: 134.5

La Salle Explorers vs. Duquesne Dukes 2/2/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

La Salle Explorers vs. Duquesne Dukes 2/2/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

La Salle Explorers vs. Duquesne Dukes 2/2/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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La Salle Explorers are on its way to face Duquesne Dukes at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh on Sunday, February 2, 2020 (2:00 pm EST). La Salle, with a  10-10 (13-7 ATS) record, will be looking to end their six-game losing streak against the Dukes with 15-5 win-loss (9-10-1 ATS) record. The Explorers have not won a single game since Jan. 5 this year. While the Dukes are on a three-game losing skid of their own.

La Salle was struggling since their last win over Fordham, 66-60 last Jan. 5 this year. The Explorers have lost their last six games against Massachusetts, George Mason, Rhode Island, Richmond, Virginia and Saint Louis. Their lost to Saint Louis last Wednesday was the most embarrassing record with a one-point deficit (76-77) in a home game. The Explorers trailed by 10 points at halftime, rallied by holding Billiken scoreless in the last 2:06 minutes of the second half, pushing the game into overtime. But Saint Louis marked a 10-4 run in the extra period that sealed the game.

Senior Guard Isiah Deas powered La Salle in scoring with 11.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. Deas converted 31 of 86 attempts in the three-point region, making him one of several solid options of La Salle in the perimeter. Sophomore Forward Ed Croswell registered 10.5 points per game making him the only other player with double figures in scoring. He added a team-high 8.0 rebounds per game in his record. Junior Guard David Beatty scored 9.9 points per game with 3.1 rebounds per outing. Junior Guard Scott Spencer added 8.6 points per contest with 39.6% converted record of his 96 attempts from the 3-point region, making him the best 3-point shooter of his team.

La Salle Explorers vs. Duquesne Dukes Predictions 2/2/2020

Meanwhile, the Dukes dropped three games in a row after a five-game winning streak early last January. Duquesne won against Saint Louis, Davidson, Saint Joseph’s, George Washington and Fordham. The Team now lost three games in a row, dropping their last outings to Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Dayton. The Dukes lost their games on the road against Massachusetts and Rhode Island, while dropping the game at home against the Flyers last Wednesday.

Junior Forward Marcus Weathers led the Dukes in scoring with 14.4 points per game while grabbing a team-high 8.2 rebounds per contest. But Weathers struggled in finding his range from the outside, converting just 4 of his 22 attempts from the perimeter. Sophomore Guard Sincere Carry recorded 11.5 points per game and a leader in assists distributing 4.4 per outing. Junior Center Michael Hughes added 10.5 points per contest while grabbing 6.8 boards. Junior Guard Tavian Dunn-Martin is the leader from beyond the arc for Duquesne converting 42 triples this season.

In offense, Duquesne outscored La Salle in field goals and free throws with a record of 44.18% and 73.22% respectively, while La Salle recorded 41.80% FG and 66.21% FT percentage. But the Explorers dominates the boards with 36.50 total rebounds against the Dukes with only 35.60 boards, and in three-point shooting. La Salle converted 33.82% from beyond the arc while Duquesne recorded 31.66%. La Salle Explorers vs Duquesne Dukes. The NCAAB Pick for this game is La Salle -8.5.

La Salle Explorers have dominated the head-to-head winning eight of their last 10 assignments. Both teams are struggling from their last losing streaks, but La Salle is 8-4 ATS in their last road games against Duquesne. Prediction for this game, La Salle will win.

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NCAAB Starting Time:  2:00 pm EST

Location:  PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh

Date:  Sunday, February 2, 2020

TV:  ESPN+

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: La Salle -8.5

Total Over-Under:  134.5

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