The Duquesne Dukes are just 7-7 on the season but they have been red hot ATS, covering 6 straight games. They build their brand on the defensive end ranking 65th in defensive efficiency, they give up just 65 ppg. The Dukes had a three game win streak ended by Richmond this weekend, but they gave the Spiders all they could handle. The Duke’s are led by a trio of seniors Marcus Weathers (14.9 ppg), Michael Hughes (11 ppg & 8 rpg), and Tavion Dunn-Martin (10.8 ppg).
La Salle has been on a horrible run, losing four straight games including a recent loss to St. Joe’s and a loss to Fordham. The Explorers are just 160th in adjusted offensive efficiency and even worse on the defensive end ranking 250th in adjusted defensive efficiency. La Salle will not be able to get anything going on offense. The Dukes can slow down the pace and dominate the exterior and interior of the defensive end. La Salle’s defense has been a problem all season and will continue on Wednesday night.
This game features two teams going in opposite directions. The Duke’s have been playing at a high level while the Explorers have had trouble even competing in games. Duquesne is led by seniors while La Salle is led by underclassmen. This is going to be a low scoring affair that fits right into the mold of the game plan for Duquesne. This game should be set more around a 6 point spread which means there will be value on the Duke’s
Play of the day: Duquesne Dukes -4