VCU Rams VS Duquesne Dukes

College Basketball 07:00 PM EST

Saturday

03/03/2020

ESPN+

Spread: VCU Rams -5.5

Over/Under: 136.5

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Duquesne Dukes vs VCU Rams 3/3/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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In Atlantic 10 conference action today are the Duquesne Dukes and the VCU Rams battling it out at the Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, Virginia. The visiting Duquesne are looking to win their third game in a row while VCU recently just ended a miserable five-game losing streak. The Dukes are in a three-way tie for fourth place with a conference record of 10-6 and 20-8 overall while the Rams are eighth with an 8-8 conference record and an overall of 18-11.

Duquesne have been inconsistent in their last ten games, winning only just five of them. Despite that, they have a chance to win their third straight against VCU. The Dukes are coming off close wins over St. Bonaventure Bonnies 81-77 and the George Mason Patriots 81-78. In the win over George Mason, G Sincere Curry led the team with 23 points and four assists while F Marcus Weathers added 16 points and 10 rebounds. The only downside for Duquesne in that game was their bench scoring only 13 points.

The Dukes are actually a really good road team this season with a record of 5-3. They are averaging 69.2 points and 36.8 rebounds per game away from home. They are also shooting 42.8% from the field, 30.3% from the three-point area and 68.6% from the free throw line on the road. Their defense has also been solid as they are only allowing home teams to score 68.0 points on 41.6% shooting against them. However, the Dukes are still winless in seven tries against the Rams in their history. Duquesne are 4-9 ATS this season and 0-7 SU in their last seven games against VCU.

Duquesne Dukes vs VCU Rams Predictions 3/3/2020

As for the VCU Rams, they are coming off an impressive 75-51 win over the George Washington Colonials last Saturday. The big victory ended the Rams’ five-game losing streak that started last February 12. In the win against the Colonials, G Mike’l Simms had a team-high 14 points while three more players scored in double figures. A total of 10 players were on the scoreboard for the Rams, showing how basketball is played the right way.

The Rams are 14-3 at home this season wherein they are averaging 73.4 points and 34.4 rebounds per game. They are also shooting 43.5% from the field, 37.4% from beyond the arc and 69.8% from the charity stripe in front of their fans. Now that the pressure of ending the losing streak is gone, VCU are looking to end the season on a high note. They are undefeated against Duquesne in seven games and they are looking to maintain it that way. The Rams are 1-5 ATS and 1-5 SU in their last six games.   

Duquesne Dukes vs VCU Rams. The NCAA-B Men’s Pick for this match is the VCU Rams -5.5. Despite having the better season, the Duquesne Dukes are having trouble defeating the VCU Rams. In seven games against VCU, the Dukes are winless and many are expecting for it to remain the same way at the end of the game. Prediction is a 72-66 win for the home side today.

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NCAA-BB Men’s Starting Time: 7:00 PM- EST

Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center, Richmond, Virginia

Date: March 3, 2020

Live: ESPN+

NCAAB Odds: VCU Rams -5.5

Total Odds: 136.5

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