Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Dukes and Rams. The game is starting at 12:30 ET on USA, and it’s hosted by the Rams at Ryan Center in Kingston, RI. Get ready to place your bets! Duquesne come into this Atlantic 10 conference matchup as the -5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 144.5 points.


The Pick: Rhode Island Rams +5

This game will be played at Ryan Center at 12:30 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Rams.
  • Not only will Rhode Island pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can The Dukes Secure a Road Victory?

As a favorite, Duquesne has gone 10-4 this season. They have an average scoring margin of +6.1 at home compared to -5.2 on the road. So far, the Dukes have gone 1-5 on the road, but they have won their last three games.

Overall, Duquesne is 12-8 this season, including a 2-5 record in Atlantic 10 play. In their most recent game, the Dukes defeated Chicago State by a score of 65-60. Over their last 10 games on the road, Duquesne has gone 3-7.

When it comes to their ATS record, Duquesne has gone 7-12 this season. On the road, they are just 2-4 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Dukes are 5-9 vs. the spread this year and 3-7 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

So far this season, the over/under record for Duquesne games is 5-14, and today’s line of 144.5 is right in line with the average over/under line of 145 in their games. This year, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 118 points.

In their most recent game, the Duquesne offense concluded with only 65 points against Chicago State. Throughout the game, they made 3/20 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 37.1%. Jimmy Clark III is leading the team in scoring at 15.7 points per contest. Dae Dae Grant has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 17.5 going into the game.

So far, the Dukes’ defense is ranked 72nd in the country at 67.2 points per contest. In today’s game, the Duquesne defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 3 three-pointers while giving up 60 points.

Is an Upset Waiting to Happen at Home?

After a win in their last game, Rhode Island will look to improve their record to 9-3 at home this season. So far, the Rams have gone 8-3 at home, compared to 1-7 on the road. In their last 10 games at home, Rhode Island has gone 6-4.

As an underdog this season, the Rams have gone 4-7. On the year, they are 10-11, including a 4-4 record in Atlantic 10 play.

As the underdog this season, Rhode Island has gone 5-6 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 6-4-1 this year and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 5-5 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Rhode Island games is 13-6. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 150.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (142.9). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 151 points.

In their previous game, the Rams’ offense finished with 71 points, which is right in line with their current average of 73.4 points per contest. The top scorer for the Rams was David Green with 20 points, while Luis Kortright also chipped in with 11 points.

Looking at the Rhode Island defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 75.8 points per game (250th). In their previous game vs. La Salle, the Explorers finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 69 points vs. Rhode Island.