The Duquesne Dukes (21-9, 11-7 A10) square off with the Fordham Rams (9-22, 3-16 A10) in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tourney at Barclays Center. The game starts at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 12, 2020, and will air on NBC Sports Network.
Fordham Rams vs. Duquesne Dukes ATS Prediction
In the Rams’ last outing, they dismantled the George Washington Colonials, 72-52. The Rams knocked down 14 of their 18 free throws (77.8 percent), while the Colonials had a turnover percentage of 23.0 (above their season average of 17.4). Fordham received a boost from Joel Soriano, who had 14 points and 12 rebounds.
The Dukes fell to the Richmond Spiders in their last matchup, 73-62. Richmond’s offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over Duquesne. The Spiders had a rate of 32.5 (above their season average of 22.2), while the Dukes posted a mark of 24.5 (below their season average of 29.8). With nine points and 14 rebounds, Duquesne’s Marcus Weathers put together a good game.
Getting to the line could be hard to come by for Fordham in this meeting. The Rams currently rank 324th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.179, while Duquesne ranks 63rd in FTA rate allowed (0.193).
Fordham Rams vs. Duquesne Dukes ATS Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Duquesne, O/U – Under
Duquesne averages 24.6 three pointers per game, which ranks 61st in the nation. Fordham ranks 272nd in three pointers allowed per game (24.8).
The Dukes rank 70th in assists per game (14.3) while the Rams rank 240th (11.3).
Duquesne ranks ninth in blocks per game (5.4) while Fordham ranks 171st (2.6).
The Dukes rank 162nd in rebounds allowed per game (35.2) while the Rams rank 246th (37.2).
Duquesne ranks 94th in steals per game (6.9) while Fordham ranks 169th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
The Rams have outscored opponents by an average of 4.4 points in their last five games. For the season, Fordham has been defeated by an average of 3.1 points.
During their last five games, the Dukes have scored an average of 74.8 points per game (3.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 77.0 points per game (10.6 above their season average).