Planning on watching today’s Wildcats and Dukes game? Catch the action at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh, PA, as the Dukes hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 137.5 points, and Duquesne is favored by -5 to win at home against Davidson.
DAVIDSON WILDCATS VS DUQUESNE DUKES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Duquesne Dukes -5
This game will be played at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.
WHY BET THE DUQUESNE DUKES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Dukes.
- Not only will Duquesne pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Will the Wildcats Defense Show Up on the Road?
Davidson enters this game with a 12-9 overall record, including a 2-6 mark in Atlantic 10 play. They have lost two straight games, including a 76-63 loss to Loyola Chicago in their most recent outing.
So far this season, the Wildcats have gone 5-5 on the road, and they are 4-6 when listed as the underdog. They have gone 10-3 in non-conference games compared to 2-6 in conference action.
Davidson has an ATS record of 9-10 this season, including a mark of 6-4 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Wildcats are 5-5 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for Davidson games is 9-10 and today’s line of 137.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (138.7). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points.
In contrast to their season average of 71.8 points per game, the Davidson had a below average performance. They scored 63 points against Loyola Chicago and had a field goal percentage of 39.3%. Offensively, the Wildcats hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 288th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 260th in terms of percentage and 127th in three-pointers made.
Currently, the Wildcats’ defense holds the 80th rank in the nation, allowing 67.8 points per game. In their most recent game, the Davidson defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Loyola Chicago knocked down 14 three-pointers on their way to 76 points.
Will the Dukes Live Up to Expectations at Home?
After a win against Rhode Island, Duquesne has now won four straight games and has a record of 13-8 this season. The Dukes are 3-5 in Atlantic 10 play and 10-3 in non-conference games.
At home this season, Duquesne has gone 10-3, and they have won three straight games at home. Overall, they have gone 8-2 in their last ten games at home.
Overall, Duquesne has an ATS record of 8-12 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 5-8. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Dukes are 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, Duquesne has gone 2-1 ATS.
This season, the over/under record for Duquesne games is 6-14 and today’s line of 137.5 is lower than the average over/under line of 145 in their games. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 135 points.
Duquesne’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 85 points against Rhode Island. They had an overall field goal percentage of 52.8% and made 15/17 free throws. Dae Dae Grant is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Jimmy Clark III brings a PPG average of 15.4 into the game.
At present, the Dukes’ defense is nationally ranked 67th, allowing 67.4 points per game. In their previous game vs. Rhode Island, the Rams finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 71 points vs. Duquesne.