The Lamar Cardinals (2-0) will travel to Coach Scott Lang Court to square off with the Duquesne Dukes (1-0). The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
Lamar Cardinals at Duquesne Dukes ATS Odds
Both teams won big over their last opponent. The Dukes defeated the Princeton Tigers 94-67, while the Cardinals beat the Arlington Baptist Patriots 106-61.
Lamar played a nearly perfect game. They had an absurdly low turnover percentage of 8.4 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 50.0. For those same stats, Arlington Baptist was 27.9 and 27.9, respectively. The Dukes, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (10.6 vs. 21.2) and had a better free throw rate (0.143 vs. 0.105). Sincere Carry had a solid outing for Duquesne with 23 points, five rebounds and five assists. Lamar rallied around Corey Nickerson, who put up 21 points and 11 rebounds.
It could be an error-filled game for the Duquesne offense. Dating back to last season, Duquesne ranks 258th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.7 percent), while the gambling defense of Lamar has forced the 19th-most turnovers in the NCAA (23.1 percent). Moreover, the Cardinals could control the offensive glass in this showdown as they rank fourth in the NCAA in offensive rebounding percentage at 38.1 percent. The Dukes, meanwhile, rank 352nd at grabbing defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 64.8 percent.
Lamar Cardinals vs. Duquesne Dukes Betting Pick
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Duquesne, ATS Winner – Lamar, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Lamar ranks 21st in rebounds per game (39.5) while Duquesne ranks 290th in rebounds allowed per game (37.9).
- The Cardinals rank 58th in assists per game (14.9) while the Dukes rank 235th in assists allowed per game (14.4).
- Duquesne averages 4.7 blocks per game, which is ranked 21st in the nation. Lamar ranks 170th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
- The Dukes rank 39th in three pointers attempted per game (26.2) while the Cardinals rank 250th (20.2).
- Lamar ranks fifth in steals per game (9.1) while Duquesne ranks 201st in steals allowed per game (6.7).