Duquesne vs. La Salle A-10 Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023
The No. 6 seed Duquesne Dukes (20-11, 10-8 A-10) and the No. 11 seed La Salle Explorers (14-18, 7-11 A-10) meet in the A-10 Tournament Wednesday at Barclays Center, tipping off at 7:30 PM on USA. Duquesne is favored by 7 points. Both teams are looking to take another step toward a conference title and an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup’s over/under is set at 146.5.
Duquesne vs. La Salle Odds
- Duquesne odds to win: -303
- La Salle odds to win: +243
- Spread: Duquesne (-7)
- Total: 146.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV: USA
- Where: Brooklyn, New York
- Venue: Barclays Center
Who Will Win Duquesne vs. La Salle?
Duquesne and La Salle Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Duquesne is 4-6 against the spread when favored by 7 points or more this season.
In games this year in which it was an underdog by 7 points or more, La Salle has a 3-4 record against the spread.
The two teams average a combined 1.7 fewer points per game, 144.8, than this game’s total of 146.5 points.
Duquesne and La Salle have seen their opponents average a combined 3.2 fewer points per game than the point total of 146.5 set in this outing.
The average point total in Duquesne’s games this year is one fewer points than the total of 146.5 in this matchup.
The average total for Explorers games this year is four fewer points than the point total of 146.5 in this outing.
So far this season, the Dukes have put together a 17-14-0 record against the spread.
The Explorers have gone 17-15-0 ATS this season.
Duquesne Stats & Insights
Duquesne outscores opponents by 4.5 points per game (scoring 75 per game to rank 105th in college basketball while giving up 70.5 per contest to rank 192nd in college basketball) and has a +137 scoring differential overall.
Duquesne is 113th in the nation at 32.8 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 33.6 its opponents average.
The Dukes hit 9 three-pointers per game (34th in college basketball), 2.1 more than their opponents (6.9). They are shooting 36.7% from deep (52nd in college basketball) while allowing opponents to shoot 35.2%.
Duquesne ranks 169th in college basketball with 94.3 points scored per 100 possessions, and 103rd in college basketball defensively with 88.7 points conceded per 100 possessions.
Offensively, the Dukes have fared better in home games this season, posting 75.1 points per game, compared to 73.8 per game in away games.
La Salle Stats & Insights
La Salle puts up 69.8 points per game (221st in college basketball) while allowing 72.8 per outing (261st in college basketball). It has a -97 scoring differential and has been outscored by three points per game.
La Salle records 32.2 rebounds per game (149th in college basketball), compared to the 33.2 of its opponents.
La Salle connects on 7.4 three-pointers per game (182nd in college basketball), while its opponents have made 7 on average.
La Salle averages 89.1 points per 100 possessions on offense (286th in college basketball), and gives up 92.9 points per 100 possessions (224th in college basketball).
The Explorers average 68.9 points per game at home, and 71.6 away.
Duquesne Key Players to Watch
The Dukes scoring leader is Dae Dae Grant, who averages 15.2 per contest to go with 4.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
Austin Rotroff leads Duquesne in rebounding, averaging 4.9 per game, while Tevin Brewer leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.4 in each contest.
Grant makes more threes per game than any other member of the Dukes, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.7 per contest.
The Duquesne steals leader is Jimmy Clark III, who averages 2.3 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Tre Williams, who compiles one block per contest.
La Salle Key Players to Watch
Khalil Brantley’s points (13.9 per game) and assists (four per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Explorers’ leaderboards.
Fousseyni Drame grabs 5.5 rebounds per game (he also scores 9 points per game and adds 0.8 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the La Salle rebounding leaderboard.
Josh Nickelberry knocks down 2.4 three-pointers per game, the most on the Explorers.
La Salle’s leader in steals is Brantley (1.6 per game), and its leader in blocks is Drame (0.8 per game).
Duquesne vs. La Salle Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Duquesne 76, La Salle 68
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