The Duquesne Dukes (1-0) will be at home in A.J. Palumbo Center when they challenge the VMI Keydets (0-1). Duquesne is a 14-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 148.5 points. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
VMI Keydets at Duquesne Dukes ATS Preview
In the Keydets last matchup, they got blown out by the North Carolina State Wolfpack, 102-67. With 22 points on 4-for-11 shooting, Bubba Parham was the top scorer from either team. North Carolina State had a much better turnover percentage (9.5 vs. 24.3). VMI, on the other hand, did an excellent job of getting and making free throws (27-35; 77.1 percent).
The Dukes will look to maintain momentum after beating the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers in their last contest, 80-70. Eric Williams Jr. was a key piece for Duquesne with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Duquesne dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.525 and a turnover percentage of 10.3. St. Francis Brooklyn was 0.200 and 14.3, respectively, for those same stats.
The Keydets have had records of 6-25 straight up (SU) and 9-15 against the spread (ATS) since last season. VMI games have had a tendency to finish under the O/U total since last season (62.5 percent).
The Dukes, meanwhile, have records of 11-22 SU and 10-14-1 ATS since last season. Over that same time frame, games involving Duquesne have finished over the projected point total 52.0 percent of the time.
VMI Keydets vs. Duquesne Dukes Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Duquesne, ATS Winner – VMI, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Dukes rank 109th in steals allowed per game (5.9) while the Keydets rank 243rd (7.2).
- Duquesne ranks 225th in assists per game (12.4) while VMI ranks 265th in assists allowed per game (15.1).
- VMI ranks 27th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while Duquesne ranks 258th (4.7).
- The Dukes rank 108th in rebounds per game (36.8) while the Keydets rank 269th (32.9).
- VMI ranks 18th in three pointers attempted per game (26.0) while Duquesne ranks 155th (21.3).