Duquesne at Richmond: 3/4/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Richmond Spiders (13-7) vs Duquesne Dukes (8-8)
Game Info: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11:00 am (Stuart Siegel Center)
Betting Odds: Richmond Spiders -5.5 -- Over/Under: 141 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Duquesne Dukes and Richmond Spiders face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Siegel Center.
These two teams faced off earlier this season and it was Richmond that was able to come away with a 78-71 victory.
The Duquesne Dukes come into this game with an 8-8 record overall and they are coming off an impressive win in their last game. The Dukes faced off with Rhode Island and the offense was elite putting up 86 points and that led to an 11 point victory. Duquesne is averaging 67.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 66.9 points per game. Duquesne is shooting 42.5 percent from the field and 30 percent from behind the three point line. Forward Marcus Weathers has been the best player for Duquesne averaging 16.1 points while shooting 50 percent from the field and 31.4 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Richmond Spiders who sit with a 13-7 record overall and coming into this game they have lost two games in a row. One of those losses was in their last game against St. Joe’s by three points. Richmond on the season is averaging 74.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 70.8 points per game. Richmond is shooting 47.5 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Blake Francis has been the best player for Richmond averaging 16.1 points while shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 36 percent from behind the three point line.
Duquesne is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games against the Atlantic 10. Duquesne is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games played on Thursday. The over is 13-6-1 in Richmond’s last 20 games played on Tuesday. The favorite is 11-4 against the spread in the last 15 meetings played between the two teams.
Richmond is the better team and they are going to have a big bounce back spot in this game. Look for Richmond to run up the score and Duquesne is going to have no chance to keep this game close. Back Richmond against the spread.