uc irvine vs duquesne ncaab prediction

NCAAB UC Anteaters vs Duquesne Dukes Prediction 11/29/2023

The UC Irvine Anteaters (5-1) travel to face off against the Duquesne Dukes (4-2) on Wednesday, November 29th. This game will be played at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh and televised on ESPN+. UC Irvine is coming off a win in their previous game, while Duquesne is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Nebraska. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

UC Irvine Anteaters vs Duquesne Dukes

The UC Irvine Anteaters Are Coming Off A Win

After defeating Rice by a score of 83-68 in their most recent game, UC Irvine has a 5-1 record. So far this season, all of the Anteaters’ games have been on the road. Against the spread, UC Irvine has compiled a 5-1 record thus far this season. In their last five games, the team has gone 4-0 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through six games, UC Irvine has an over/under record of 2-3-1, with their games averaging 144.3 points per game on average. The Anteaters’ last five games have culminated with an average of 83 points per game and an over/under record of 0-3-1.

The Duquesne Dukes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Duquesne comes into this game against UC Irvine with a 4-2 overall record. Including their last ten home games, Duquesne has gone 3-7. Examining Duquesne’s ATS performance thus far, they enter today’s game with a 3-3 ATS record. Reviewing their performance in the team’s last five games, they have gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Duquesne comes in with an over/under record of 4-2-0 through six games, with their games averaging a combined 151 points per game so far. The Dukes have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 76 points per game.

UC Irvine Offense Breakdown

In their previous game, the Anteaters’ offense finished with 83 points, which is right in line with their current average of 81.7 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Justin Hohn, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 12.7, while Devin Tillis also maintains a PPG average of 11.7 leading up to the game.

Justin Hohn (G) 12.7 4.1 1.1
Devin Tillis (F) 11.7 6.1 2.4
Derin Saran (G) 11.0 3.0 1.9

Duquesne Offense Breakdown

The Dukes’ offense wrapped up their last game with 79 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 79.5 points per contest. The Duquesne offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 28.3 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 35% of their looks from outside this season.

Dae Dae Grant (G) 20.8 3.2 2.3
Jimmy Clark III (G) 17.3 3.5 3.8
Kareem Rozier (G) 10.7 2.5 3.5

UC Irvine Team Defense

At this time, the Anteaters’ defense is positioned 56th in the country, permitting 65.1 points per game. In today’s game vs. Duquesne, the UC Irvine defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, UC Irvine made 18 free-throws vs. the Anteaters.

Duquesne Team Defense

So far, the Dukes’ defense is ranked 123rd in the country at 71.5 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Nebraska, the Cornhuskers finished with a field goal percentage of 49% and a total of 89 points vs. Duquesne.

Anteaters vs Dukes Trends

  • Across their five previous road games, UC Irvine has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 66 points per game.
  • Across their last five home contests, Duquesne has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 81 points per game.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Anteaters have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Dukes have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.

Anteaters vs Dukes Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Dukes, with a final score of 76-67, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Dukes at -3.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 145.5 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the under.

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