Rhode Island vs. Duquesne - 1/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Rhode Island vs. Duquesne - 1/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Duquesne Dukes (15-2) at Rhode Island Rams (12-5)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Thomas M. Ryan Center)

The Line: Rhode Island Rams -3 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Duquesne Dukes and the Rhode Island Rams meet in college basketball action from Ryan Center on Wednesday. 

Duquesne enters this game at 15-2 so far. The Dukes are riding a five-game winning streak, taking out Saint Louis, Davidson, Saint Joseph’s, George Washington and Fordham in succession. 

In the win over the Rams, Duquesne’s Lamar Norman posted 20 points to lead the team, and was the only Dukes player to finish in double-figures. Marcus Weathers added 10 rebounds with eight points there as well. 

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Over on the Rhode Island side, they’re 12-5 this year. The Rams are on a four-game winning streak themselves, taking out Davidson, VCU, Saint Joseph’s and La Salle in that stretch. 

In the win over the Explorers, Rhode Island’s Daron Russell led the team with 13 points, two rebounds and two assists. Jeff Dowtin added 10 points with three rebounds and two assists in that one also. 

The Rams are 11-3-1 ATS in the last 15 Wednesday games and 2-6 ATS in the last eight home games. Rhode Island is 5-2 ATS in the last seven after an ATS loss and the under is 5-0 in their last five overall. 

Meanwhile, the Dukes are 1-4 ATS in their last five Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games. Duquesne is 1-4 ATS in their last five versus a team with a winning straight-up record and the under is 6-2 in their last eight road games. 

The Dukes have had a couple of close calls during this winning streak—namely 66-61 against GW and 58-56 versus Fordham—but overall it’s been a great run. Duquesne has gotten back to defense-focused play lately and it’s served them well. 

The Rams have tightened up on opposing offenses as well, and they haven’t allowed 70 points in any of their last five games. This should be a lower-scoring affair, and I like Rhode Island to eke out a cover. 

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