Duquesne vs La Salle Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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The No. 6 seed Duquesne Dukes (20-11, 10-8 A-10) will hit the court in the A-10 Tournament against the No. 11 seed La Salle Explorers (14-18, 7-11 A-10). The teams will face off Wednesday at 7:30 PM live on USA.

Wednesday’s matchup between the Dukes and the Explorers features the Dukes as healthy 6.5-point favorites. A 148.5-point over/under is set for the matchup.

Duquesne vs. La Salle Odds

Point Spread for Duquesne vs. La Salle

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Duquesne as the favorite.

Duquesne vs. La Salle Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Duquesne has -300 odds to pick up the win, while La Salle is listed at +239 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 148.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: USA
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Arena: Barclays Center

Duquesne vs. La Salle Betting Trends

Against the spread, Duquesne is 17-14-0 this season. The Dukes have won in 18, or 75%, of the 24 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Duquesne’s games this year have gone over the point total 16 times in 32 opportunities (50%).

Against the spread, La Salle is 17-15-0 this year. The Explorers have been the underdog on the moneyline 21 total times this season. They’ve finished 7-14 in those games. La Salle’s games this year have hit the over on 16 of 32 set point totals (50%).

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Duquesne vs. La Salle Key Players to Watch


Dae Dae Grant posts 15.2 points and 2.5 assists per contest — both team highs. He is also posting 4.7 rebounds, shooting 39.1% from the field and 40.1% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game. Jimmy Clark III is posting 11.7 points, 2.5 assists and 4 rebounds per contest. Joe Reece averages 9.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, shooting 50.5% from the floor. Tre Williams puts up 7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, shooting 49.4% from the field.

La Salle

Fousseyni Drame is averaging a team-best 5.5 rebounds per game. And he is contributing 9 points and 0.8 assists, making 42.9% of his shots from the floor. The Explorers get 9.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game from Jhamir Brickus. Josh Nickelberry gets the Explorers 11.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. He also averages 0.4 steals and 0 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Duquesne Dukes

Duquesne is 10-8-0 ATS in conference action this season. The Dukes rank 105th in college basketball with 75 points per game this year. At the other end of the court, they rank 192nd with 70.5 points allowed per contest. So far this season, Duquesne is grabbing 32.8 boards per game (113th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 33.6 rebounds per contest (319th-ranked).

Duquesne is sinking 9 three-pointers per game (34th-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 36.7% shooting percentage (52nd-ranked) from downtown. The Dukes are surrendering 6.9 treys per game (136th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 35.2% three-point percentage (270th-ranked).

The Dukes have gone 6-4 over their last 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. Six of Duquesne’s last 10 games have hit the over. Duquesne has seen an uptick in scoring lately, putting up 77 points per game in its last 10 contests, two points more than the 75 it has scored this year. Duquesne’s defense has been more porous lately, as the team has allowed 72.3 points per game over its last 10 compared to the 70.5 points per game its opponents are averaging this season.

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What you need to know about the La Salle Explorers

La Salle and its opponents have combined to go over the point total 10 out of 19 times this year in A-10 action. In 2022-23, the Explorers are 221st in the country offensively (69.8 points scored per game) and 260th on defense (72.8 points conceded). On the boards, La Salle is 150th in the nation in rebounds (32.2 per game). It is 307th in rebounds conceded (33.2 per game).

La Salle makes 7.4 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.3% from beyond the arc, ranking 182nd and 178th, respectively, in the nation. The Explorers give up 7 3-pointers per game and concede 34.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 153rd and 251st, respectively, in the nation.

The Explorers have gone 5-5 in their past 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. La Salle has hit the over in five of its past 10 games. While La Salle is averaging 69.8 points per game in 2022-23, it has improved that mark in its previous 10 games, tallying 72.7 a contest. The Explorers have performed worse defensively in their past 10 games, giving up 73.1 points per contest, 0.3 more points their than season average of 72.8.

Duquesne vs. La Salle Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Duquesne, and we expect that Duquesne will cover the spread (Duquesne -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 148.5 points.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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