La Salle vs Duquesne Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/8/23

Duquesne Dukes (20-11) vs La Salle Explorers (14-18)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)

Betting Odds: Duquesne Dukes -9 -- Over/Under: 147 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The La Salle Explorers and Duquesne Dukes face off on Wednesday in the A-10 Conference Tournament at the Barclays Center. When these two teams faced off on February 22nd it was the Dukes that secured the 91-74 victory. 

La Salle Betting Preview

La Salle comes into this game with a 14-18 record overall and they were able to beat the Rhode Island Rams on Tuesday to advance to this game. La Salle’s offense scored 73 points, but even more impressive was the defense giving up only 56 points. Jhamir Brikus had a strong game finishing with 18 points. La Salle is averaging 69.8 points while their defense is giving up 72.8 points per game. Overall the defense has been an issue and the last time they faced off against Duquesne, the defense wasn’t good enough. Khalil Brantley is averaging 14 points while shooting 37.7 percent from the field. 

Duquesne Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Duquesne who sits with a 20-11 record overall and they had a bye on Tuesday. Duquesne only scored 60 points in the last game against Fordham and that led to the blowout loss. Joe Reece was the op player finishing with 16 points and four rebounds. They are currently averaging 75 points as a team while the defense is giving up 70.5 points. The last time these two teams faced off the offense scored 91 points. Dae Dae Grant is having a strong season averaging 15.1 points while shooting 39.1 percent from the field. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The last time these two teams faced off there was no shortage of scoring and this game is going to be much of the same. Duquesne scored 91 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. La Salle’s offense will also score plenty here though, and the over is going to cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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