Dayton Flyers (12-2) vs. Duquesne Dukes (9-5)
Dayton Flyers vs. Duquesne Dukes 1/12/24 – As the NCAA Men’s Basketball season heats up, a pivotal matchup looms on the horizon: Dayton Flyers are set to face Duquesne Dukes. Set for Friday January 12, 2024 at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh, this game promises not only to test skill, but strategy and resilience as well. Fans and analysts alike eagerly anticipate making their NCAAB game predictions ahead of what should be an exciting night at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse.
Dayton Flyers have enjoyed an exceptional season this year, displaying both tactical play and raw talent. Averaging 73.5 points per game on offense alone shows their offensive prowess while their field goal percentage of 47.6% showcases efficient shooting combined with a solid 3-point percentage of 40.5%. Defensively they average 8.2 offensive rebounds against 24.6 defensive rebounds per game demonstrating their board control capabilities while assists per game reached 15.1 while remaining disciplined with 10.4 turnovers per game.
Duquesne Dukes have proven they are no pushover, surpassing Dayton Flyers in points per game with 75.8, boasting an admirable 43.7% field goal percentage. While their 3-point shooting average may not match up well (34.1%), Duquesne excels with their 37.6 rebound average per game which could prove key against Dayton. Unfortunately, Duquesne have shown more propensity for turnovers and fouls which could present difficulties against this opponent.
Dayton Flyers vs. Duquesne Dukes 1/12/24 Game Info
|Friday, January 12, 2024, at 7:00 PM ET
|UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
DaRon Holmes II (Forward) vs. Dae Dae Grant (Guard)
DaRon Holmes II has been an integral component of Dayton Flyers this season. Over 14 games he’s averaged 17.7 points and 6.9 rebounds on 53.3 percent field goal accuracy with an incredible impactful game featuring 2.2 blocks per contest; his free throw and 3-point percentages may need improvement though they remain quite decent.
Dae Dae Grant of Duquesne Dukes stands out with an exceptional scoring touch, averaging 18.6 points per game on average and boasting an excellent free throw accuracy rate (94.1%), though his field goal and 3-point percentages could use improvement. Grant’s 0.9 turnovers per game reflect his careful ball handling – essential against Dayton.
When these two key players square off against one another, it will be an exciting duel of styles. Holmes will bring inside presence and shot-blocking while Grant brings scoring ability and playmaking ability – the result could significantly alter the direction of a game!
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD
The betting odds for this game are eagerly anticipated by fans and analysts alike. These odds will offer insights into how the bookmakers view the matchup, taking into account the teams’ performances and recent trends.
Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers have had an unusually strong tendency in recent away games to keep Game Total Under scores under 9, indicating either strong defensive strategies or difficulty maintaining offensive consistency on the road. At home however, they only managed 14 Team Total Over games out of 32 that they’ve played so there may still be room for scoring improvements; their Moneyline performances indicate challenges when away.
Duquesne Dukes Betting Trends
Duquesne Dukes have shown impressive control of pace and scoring during recent home games by hitting 11 Game Total Under games out of 16. However, only five Team Total Over wins occurred over this stretch, which may present problems against teams like Dayton. Their improved Moneyline performance demonstrated their ability to capitalize on home court advantage.
Dayton Flyers vs. Duquesne Dukes 1/12/2024 Betting Picks
Based on statistics and trends, it appears this game will be closely contested. While the Flyers might hold an edge due to their efficient scoring and strong defense, home court advantage and rebounding prowess cannot be overlooked by Dukes’ fans.
As far as betting goes, Dayton Flyers may be the safer pick, given their overall record and performance metrics. But due to the Dukes’ strong home record and ability to dictate game pace, they could make for an intriguing underdog pick. Prop bets on individual player performances could also prove interesting given Holmes and Grant’s key roles within their respective teams.
This prediction, offering a premium pick analysis, takes into account both teams’ scoring averages, defensive capabilities, and key player performances. The Dayton Flyers are predicted to edge out the Duquesne Dukes in a close encounter, making it a game not to be missed for any NCAA basketball fan.
Free Pick and Prediction: Dayton Flyers 74, Duquesne Dukes 70