Duquesne vs UMass Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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The UMass Minutemen’s (14-14, 5-12 A-10) A-10 schedule includes Wednesday’s matchup with the Duquesne Dukes (19-10, 10-7 A-10) at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse. It starts at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+.

The Dukes take on the Minutemen in a game that Duquesne is currently a sizable favorite by 11.5 points. The over/under for the game is 148.5.

Duquesne vs. UMass Odds

Point Spread for Duquesne vs. UMass

The spread for this matchup is set at 11.5 points, with bookmakers listing Duquesne as the favorite.

Duquesne vs. UMass Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Duquesne has -738 odds to pick up the win, while UMass is listed at +504 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 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Arena: UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Duquesne vs. UMass Betting Trends

Duquesne has 17 wins against the spread in 29 games this season. The Dukes have been victorious in 17, or 73.9%, of the 23 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Duquesne’s games this year have gone over the point total 50% of the time (14 out of 28 games with a set point total).

In UMass’ 28 games this season, it has 12 wins against the spread. The Minutemen have won six of the 14 games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (42.9%). UMass’ games this season have hit the over 12 times in 28 opportunities (42.9%).

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Duquesne vs. UMass Key Players to Watch


Dae Dae Grant is tops on his team in points per contest (15.5), and also puts up 4.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists. At the other end, he delivers 1.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Jimmy Clark III puts up 11.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 2.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Joe Reece is tops on his team in rebounds per game (5), and also posts 9.7 points and 1.4 assists. Defensively, he puts up 1 steal and 0.6 blocked shots. Tre Williams averages 7.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, shooting 50.3% from the floor.


Matt Cross is averaging team highs in points (12.9 per game) and rebounds (6.3). And he is contributing 1.8 assists, making 41.3% of his shots from the field and 35.3% from 3-point range, with 1 trey per game. Dyondre Dominguez is putting up 8.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game, making 53.3% of his shots from the floor. RJ Luis gives the Minutemen 10.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest. He also posts 1 steal and 0.3 blocked shots. T.J. Weeks gives the Minutemen 8.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Duquesne Dukes

Duquesne is 10-6-0 ATS in conference play this season. The Dukes are putting up 75 points per game (105th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while surrendering 69.7 points per contest (173rd-ranked). So far this season, Duquesne is pulling down 32.9 rebounds per game (113th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 33.1 rebounds per contest (304th-ranked).

Offensively, the Dukes post 74.4 points per game when playing at home, compared to 75.3 points per game when playing on the road. Duquesne is 29th in the nation with 9.1 threes per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 39th with a 37.2% shooting percentage from downtown. So far this season, the Dukes are allowing 6.9 three-pointers per game (138th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 35% (259th-ranked) from downtown.

The Dukes have gone 6-4 in their past 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. Duquesne has hit the over in four of its last 10 games. In its last 10 games, Duquesne has been putting up 75.2 points per contest, an average that’s slightly higher than the 75 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. The last 10 games have seen Duquesne concede 1.7 fewer points per game (68) than its season-long average (69.7).

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What you need to know about the UMass Minutemen

UMass is 5-11-0 ATS in conference action this season. With 70.5 points scored per game and 71.3 points conceded, the Minutemen are 205th in college basketball on offense and 219th defensively. In 2022-23, UMass is 42nd in the nation in rebounds (34.5 per game) and 160th in rebounds conceded (30.7).

At home, the Minutemen score 76.3 points per game. Away, they score 67.1. UMass makes 6.1 3-pointers per game and shoots 33.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 311th and 202nd, respectively, in the nation. The Minutemen give up 7.6 3-pointers per game and concede 32.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 230th and 106th, respectively, in college basketball.

The Minutemen have gone 3-7 over their past 10 contests, with a 3-7 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, UMass has gone over the total four times. While UMass is putting up 70.5 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that over its previous 10 games, amassing 70.1 points per contest. The Minutemen are surrendering 73.6 points per game over their previous 10 games, which is 2.3 more points than they are allowing for the season (71.3).

Duquesne vs. UMass Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Duquesne, and we predict that UMass will cover the spread (Duquesne -11.5). 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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