The Duquesne Dukes (9-0) and the Austin Peay Governors (5-5) clash at McArthur Center. Action starts at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 21, 2019.
Austin Peay Governors vs. Duquesne Dukes Odds Preview
In the Governors’ last outing, they easily got past the McKendree Bearcats, 80-61. Terry Taylor was the top scorer from either team with 39 points on 14-for-20 shooting. Austin Peay played a nearly flawless game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.328 (above their season average of 0.279) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.0 (below their season average of 34.8). McKendree was 0.114 and 14.8, respectively, for those same stats.
The Dukes will look to maintain momentum after blowing out the Radford Highlanders in their last game, 71-49. Duquesne received a boost from Marcus Weathers, who was the game’s leading scorer with 19 points on 8-for-11 shooting. Duquesne dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a superb offensive rebounding percentage of 32.1 (above their season average of 31.0) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.575 (above their season average of 0.539). For those same stats, Radford was 19.5 and 0.368, respectively.
This showdown figures to be a high-scoring affair as two of the NCAA’s premier offenses face off. Duquesne ranks 41st with 105.6 points per 100 possessions and Austin Peay is 25th (113.5) since the 2018-19 season. Furthermore, the Governors have been among the country’s best on the offensive backboards, ranking 57th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.6 percent). The Dukes, however, rank 31st in defensive rebounding percentage (67.5 percent).
Austin Peay Governors vs. Duquesne Dukes ATS Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Austin Peay, ATS Winner – Austin Peay, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Dukes rank 24th in steals allowed per game (6.5) while the Governors rank 72nd (6.0).
Duquesne averages 26.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 58th in the NCAA. Austin Peay ranks 103rd in three pointers allowed per game (21.3).
Duquesne ranks 15th in assists allowed per game (13.3) while Austin Peay ranks 157th (13.9).
The Dukes rank 12th in rebounds allowed per game (36.2) while the Governors rank 110th (34.5).
Duquesne ranks third in blocks per game (5.1) while Austin Peay ranks 86th (3.4).