Betting on today’s Dukes and Rams game? Catch the action at Rose Hill Gymnasium in Bronx, NY, as the Rams hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on ESPN2. Duquesne come into this Atlantic 10 conference matchup as the -3.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 139.5 points.


The Pick: Fordham Rams +3.5

This game will be played at Rose Hill Gymnasium at 8:30 ET on Friday, February 23rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Rams.
  • Not only will Fordham pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Dukes?

With a record of 16-10, Duquesne has been a much better team at home, going 12-4 compared to 3-6 on the road. The Dukes are favored in this one, as they have been in 18 of their 26 games this season.

After their most recent win, an 81-66 victory over Saint Louis, Duquesne has won two in a row and is 6-7 in Atlantic 10 play.

As the favorite this season, Duquesne has gone 8-10 vs. the spread. On the road, they have an ATS mark of 4-5 this year and over their last 10 road games, the Dukes have gone just 4-6 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Duquesne games is 7-17-1. The average scoring total in their games this year is 139 points, which is lower than the average over/under line of 144.3. Today’s line of 139.5 is similar to the average scoring total in their last three games of 133 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 0-2-1.

Duquesne is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 81 points versus Saint Louis. This output is higher than their season-average of 71.7 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Dae Dae Grant with 31 points. Jimmy Clark III also added 19 points for the Dukes.

At this time, the Dukes’ defense is positioned 64th in the country, permitting 67.4 points per game. In today’s game vs. Fordham, the Duquesne defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Duquesne made 16 free-throws vs. the Dukes.

Will Fordham Find a Way to Win at Home?

With a 5-12 record at home, Fordham has had a tough time defending its home court this season. The Rams have lost six straight games at home and are 1-9 in their last 10 contests at home. Their average scoring margin at home is -1.1 points per game.

Fordham has lost four games in a row, and they are 10-16 overall this season. In Atlantic 10 play, the Rams are 4-9, compared to 6-7 in non-conference games. They are 5-10 as the underdog this season.

As the underdog, Fordham has gone 6-9 vs. the spread this season. At home, they have a 4-13 ATS mark. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Rams have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

The over/under record for Fordham’s games this season is 15-11 and today’s line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 142.6. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and their over/under record during this span is 2-1. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

In their latest game, Fordham offense put up 53 points against Davidson. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 32.7% and made 6 threes. Offensively, the Rams have a season long field goal percentage of 40%, which is 375th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 361st in percentage and 128th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Fordham defense is giving up an average of 74.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Davidson, the Wildcats finished with a field goal percentage of 45% and a total of 68 points vs. Fordham.