Fordham vs. Duquesne - 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Fordham vs. Duquesne - 2/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Duquesne Dukes (17-6) at Fordham Rams (7-16)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Rose Hill Gym)

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The Duquesne Dukes will travel to Rose Hill Gymnasium to take on the Fordham Rams this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Duquesne Dukes had their 2-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 17-6 (7-4 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, 83-80, on February 8th. Duquesne fought back from a 77-68 deficit with just 5:33 left in regulation to tie it up at 77-all, however, couldn’t fight back after a Kyle Lofton three-pointer for the Bonnies gave St. Bonaventure the lead for good. Duquesne shot 43.6% from the field, however, allowed St. Bonaventure to shoot 49.2% from the field and 47.6% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Dukes was Tavian Dunn-Martin who had 25 points, 1 rebound, and 2 assists.

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On the season, Duquesne is averaging 71.6 ppg on 44.6% shooting from the field. The Dukes are averaging 7.9 three-pointers per game on 32.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Duquesne has been led by Marcus Weathers (14.7 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.1 spg, 1.4 bpg), Sincere Carry (11.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.9 apg, 1.0 spg), and Michael Hughes (10.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.5 spg, 3.0 bpg).

Defensively, Duquesne is holding their opponents to an average of 64.5 ppg on 41.4% shooting from the field. The Dukes have a rebound margin of 1.2 and a turnover margin of 0.8.

Th Fordham Rams lost their 5th consecutive game and dropped to 7-16 (1-10 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the Davidson Wildcats, 79-49, this past Tuesday. Fordham had no answers for Davidson on either end of the court and couldn’t fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 45-20 margin. Fordham shot just 32.7% from the field and 20.0% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Rams was Joel Soriano who had 9 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 blocks.

On the season, Fordham is averaging 57.6 ppg on 38.1% shooting from the field. The Rams are averaging 7.3 three-pointers per game on 32.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Fordham has been led by Jalen Cobb (11.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.8 spg), Chuba Ohams (11.0 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.2 spg), and Antwon Portley (10.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.6 apg).

Defensively, Fordham is holding their opponents to an average of 61.8 ppg on 40.9% shooting from the field. The Rams have a rebound margin of -4.3 and a turnover margin of 1.7.

The Dukes are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games and are 10-12-1 ATS on the season. The Rams are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games and just 1-6 in their last 7 home game vs. Duquesne.

Duquesne has been solid on both ends of the court this season and come into this game ranked 129th in FG%, 54th in scoring defense, and 102nd in defensive FG%.

Fordham has been decent defensively this season, ranking 20th in scoring defense and 78th in defensive FG%, however, it’s been a struggled offensively for the Rams as the Fordham comes into this game ranked just 346th in scoring offense & 346th in FG%.

Duquesne is a solid A-10 that could cause some trouble in the A-10 tournament this season however, Fordham did gave the Dukes a run for their money on the road earlier this season in a 58-56 OT loss. Fordham offense is something to be concerned about however, between the fact that their defense has been solid and the Rams have recently been competitive in home games agianst Richmond & Saint Bonaventure, I think the play is to take Fordham and the points. Good Luck!

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