The Duquesne Dukes (8-3) and the San Francisco Dons (7-4) face off at Orleans Arena. Action gets underway at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday, December 22, 2017.
San Francisco Dons vs. Duquesne Dukes Betting Preview
The Dons defeated the Radford Highlanders in their last game, 52-41. With 10 points and 11 rebounds, Matt McCarthy had a good performance for San Francisco. San Francisco’s effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over Radford. The Dons had a rate of 0.471 (above their season average of 0.463), while the Highlanders posted a mark of 0.267 (below their season average of 0.495).
In the Dukes last game, they topped the Lamar Cardinals, 65-64. With 16 points on 5-for-12 shooting, Mike Lewis II was the games leading scorer. The Dukes had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.417 (above their season average of 0.262) and held the Cardinals to an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.1 (below their season average of 34.4).
Looking at effective field goal percentage, Duquesne should have a substantial advantage. The Dukes defense ranks 81st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.474), while the San Francisco offense is ranked 314th in effective field goal percentage (0.463).
San Francisco Dons vs. Duquesne Dukes ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – San Francisco, ATS Winner – San Francisco, O/U – Under
- The Dukes are 17th in the NCAA with 4.7 steals allowed per game while the Dons are 51st with 5.5 steals allowed per game.
- Duquesne ranks 48th in three pointers attempted per game (25.7) while San Francisco ranks 21st in three pointers allowed per game (17.7).
- Duquesne ranks 59th in rebounds per game (38.8) while San Francisco ranks 165th in rebounds allowed per game (35.9).
- The Dukes rank 22nd in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while the Dons rank 89th (3.4).
- San Francisco ranks first in assists allowed per game (8.7) while Duquesne ranks 68th (12.0).
- The Dukes average margin of victory in their last five games has been 20.8, up from 11.7 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Dons have scored an average of 68.8 points per game (0.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 64.0 points per game (2.5 below their season average).