Duquesne vs Fordham Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/23/24

Fordham (10-16) vs Duquesne (16-10)

Game Info: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 8:30 pm (Rose Hill Gym)

Betting Odds: Fordham +3.5 - Over/Under: 140.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Duquesne Dukes will head up to the Bronx to face the Fordham Rams in Atlantic 10 play this Friday from the Rose Hill Gymnasium on ESPN2. Duquesne leads the head-to-head series, 29-20, and they enter as 3.5-point road favorites, with the total hovering 140.5. Stay tuned for our Duquesne vs Fordham Prediction. 

Duquesne Dukes Preview

Duquesne moved to 16-10 after defeating Saint Louis, 81-66. The Dukes used a fast start to down the Billikens, and they’ll look to pin a third straight win here in the Bronx. Duquesne is currently 9th in the A-10 with a 6-7 record in conference play. The Dukes are 5-5 over their previous ten games, and they’ve gone 3-5 on the road his season. 

Duquesne’s Impact Players

  • Senior Dae Dae Grant poured in a game-high 31 points in the Saint Louis victory, and he leads Duquesne in scoring (17.3).
  • Veteran guard Jimmy Clark III has knocked down multiple treys in four straight games, and he’s up to 15.0 ppg and a team-leading 3.8 apg. 
  • Memphis native David Dixon led the way with a 17-point double-double in the win over St. Joe’s, and he’s up to 7.3 ppg and 4.8 rpg. 
  • La Salle transfer Fousseyni Drame leads the Dukes in rebounding (5.7), while scoring 7.0 ppg. 

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Fordham Rams Preview

Fordham fell at 10-16 after losing to Davidson on the road, 68-53. The Rams weren’t able to keep up with the Wildcats after the break, and they’ll try to dodge a fifth straight loss this Friday. Fordham is currently 12th in the Atlantic 10 with a 4-9 record in league play. The Rams are 3-7 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 4-10 in the Bronx his season. 

Fordham’s Impact Players

  • UTSA transfer Japhet Medor was plagued by foul trouble in the loss to Davidson, but he still paces Fordham in scoring (11.1). 
  • Sophomore guard Will Richardson leads the Rams in minutes, while being second on the team at 10.1 ppg.  
  • Charlotte native Elijah Gray went for a game-high 19 points in the January 27th matchup with Duquesne, and he’s scoring an identical 10.0 ppg. 
  • Veteran guard Kyle Rose led the way with 17 points in the Dayton matchup, and he’s averaging 9.3 ppg and 4.8 rpg.

Duquesne & Fordham Team Stats

  • Duquesne is scoring 71.7 points per game, on 43.6% shooting, and allowing 67.4 ppg.
  • The Dukes are averaging 69.6 possessions per game (246th), while shooting 33.3% from deep, and 70.3% from the line. 
  • Fordham has scored 71.9 points per game, on 40.8% shooting, and they’ve allowed 73.6 ppg.
  • The Rams are averaging 73.5 possessions per game (58th), while shooting 31.6% from the outside, and 65.8% from the stripe. 

Duquesne vs Fordham Trends

  • DUQ is 12-14 against the spread, with a 11-15 O/U record
  • FOR is 13-13 ATS, with a 13-12-1 over/under record.

Duquesne vs Fordham Prediction

Duquesne picked up a strong win over Saint Louis last time out, and I think they can go into the Bronx and leave with a victory over Fordham this Friday. The Dukes played the Rams very well at home last month, and if they’re matchup tomorrow replicates it, there are a pair of angles to look at here. Duquesne’s simply playing better than Fordham right now, and with their postseason hopes still very much alive, leaning on them to win here is a solid route to take. I believe both rugged squads will face off in another slugfest, and that should reflect on the scoreboard, so let’s back the Under for this Atlantic 10 battle.

Corey’s Pick DUQ/FOR To Go UNDER

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