Duquesne vs VCU Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/5/24

VCU (19-10) vs Duquesne (18-11)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Stuart Siegel Center)

Betting Odds: VCU -5.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Duquesne Dukes and the VCU Rams meet in college basketball action from the Stuart Siegel Center on Tuesday night. Who comes out ahead in Tuesday’s A-10 clash? Let’s dive in and find out with our Duquesne vs. VCU Prediction.

Duquesne Team Preview

The Duquesne Dukes come into this one looking to build on back-to-back wins after a 59-51 win over George Mason last time out. Dae Dae Grant leads the Dukes in scoring with 16.7 PPG along with 3.5 RPG and 2.3 APG while Jimmy Clark III has 15 PPG with 3.3 RPG and a team-high 3.8 APG to lead the Dukes in the assist department as the only other double-digit scorer for Duquesne this season. Fousseyni Drame also has 7.3 PPG with a team-high 5.4 RPG to lead the Dukes on the glass this season. As a team, Duquesne is averaging 71.2 PPG on 43.7% shooting from the field, 33.2% from three and 71.1% from the foul line this season.

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VCU Team Preview

The VCU Rams come into this game looking to rebound from a 79-76 loss to Richmond last time out. Max Shulga leads the Rams in scoring with 15 PPG along with 4.9 RPG and 3.6 APG while Joe Bamisile has 13.7 PPG with 3.6 RPG. Zeb Jackson has 11 PPG with 4.3 RPG and a team-high 3.6 APG to lead the Rams in assists this season. Sean Bairstow has 10.4 PPG with 4.9 RPG and 4.5 APG in 16 games this season to cap off the scoring in double figures for VCU so far this season. As a team, VCU is averaging 72.4 PPG on 44.4% shooting from the field, 36.2% from three and 79.3% from the foul line this season.

Duquesne vs. VCU Prediction

I’m on the under here. I think this is going to be a defensive battle between two of the better teams in the conference at defending the perimeter. That’s going to be huge for Duquesne as they need all the help they can get with how bad their offense is and how well VCU shoots from behind the arc. I think this one could be the first to 65 wins so give me the under.

Chris’s Pick Under 135.5

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