Fordham vs. Duquesne - 3/12/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Fordham vs. Duquesne - 3/12/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Fordham Rams (9-22) vs. Duquesne Dukes (21-9)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Barclays Center)

The Line: Duquesne Dukes -9.0 -- Over/under 127.5

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The Fordham Rams will match up with the Duquesne Dukes in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.  The Rams are (9-22), coming off a 72-52 win over George Washington. The Dukes are (21-9), after falling to Richmond at home, 73-62.

In the Rams win over George Washington, Fordham was guided throughout the game by Joel Soriano.  Soriano secured a double-double, recording 14 points and 12 rebounds. The Rams shot 50 percent from the floor and 35 percent from 3-point range.  Fordham played great perimeter defense, holding George Washington to 26 percent on 27 attempts. The Rams forced 17 turnovers in the game.  

Antwon Portley is recording 10.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per contest for the Rams.  Jalen Cobb is averaging 10.2 points and 2.3 assists on the season. Fordham is totaling just over 58 points per game, while converting on 38 percent from the floor on the year. 

In the Dukes loss to Richmond, Duquesne was led offensively by Marcus Weathers.  Weathers recorded 9 points and 14 rebounds. Duquesne connected on 35 percent from the floor and 33 percent from distance.  The Dukes allowed Richmond to shoot 42 percent from the floor. Each team had 13 turnovers in the game.    

Weathers has paced the Dukes this year, registering 14.3 points and 8.1 rebounds.  Sincere Carry is totaling 12.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. Duquesne is averaging 71.5 points, while connecting on 44.3 percent from the floor for the year.

Recent Betting Trends:

Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Rams are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games.

The over is 4-1 in Rams last 5 games.

Dukes are 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games.

Dukes are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games in March.

The over is 4-1 in Dukes last 5 games.

Duquesne has won 7 of the last 10 matchups in this series.  The Rams have one of the worst offenses in the country, ranking 348th in points scored.  However, Fordham does have a solid defense, ranking 11th in fewest points allowed at 62. The Dukes also have a good defense, allowing less than 67 points.  The under has hit 7 times in the last 10 meetings in this series. Final score prediction, Duquesne will win and the total goes under, 66-59.   

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Chris’s Pick Under 127.5

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