BYU vs. Duquesne: NCAA Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 21, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2024

On Thursday at CHI Health Center Omaha in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the BYU Cougars (23-10) will meet the Duquesne Dukes (24-11) — with Spencer Johnson and Jimmy Clark III as the players to watch — tipping off at 12:40 PM ET. Thursday’s matchup between the Cougars and the Dukes sees the Cougars as a strong, 9.5-point favorite. The over/under for the matchup is set at 142.

BYU vs. Duquesne Betting Lines

BYU vs Duquesne Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
BYU -9.5 142 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Duquesne (+9.5)
Total Pick Over (142)

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BYU vs. Duquesne Stat Rankings

BYU Avg. (Rank) Duquesne Avg. (Rank)
81.8 (20th) Points Scored 70.8 (261st)
69.9 (107th) Points Allowed 66.0 (28th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
10.7 (49th) Off. Rebounds 9.5 (127th)
11.2 (2nd) 3pt Made 7.6 (153rd)
18.6 (3rd) Assists 13.4 (150th)
10.4 (99th) Turnovers 11.4 (203rd)

BYU vs. Duquesne Betting Trends

  • The Cougars’ record against the spread is 20-13-0.
  • BYU has an ATS record of 10-4 as 9.5-point favorites or greater.
  • The Cougars have seen 16 of their 33 games go over the point total.
  • BYU and its opponent have broken the 142-point mark 25 times this season.
  • The point total average for Cougars games this season is 151.8, 9.8 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Duquesne has 17 wins in 31 games against the spread this year.
  • Out of 33 BYU’s games so far this season, 16 have gone over the total.
  • Dukes games have gone over 142 points on 11 occasions this year.
  • Duquesne’s games average 136.8 total points, 5.2 fewer than the total for this matchup.

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BYU Impact Players

  • Johnson leads the Cougars at 6.0 rebounds per game, while also putting up 3.2 assists and 10.3 points.
  • Dallin Hall leads his squad in assists per game (5.1), and also puts up 8.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. At the other end, he posts 0.9 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.
  • Jaxson Robinson is tops on his team in both points (13.8) and assists (1.3) per game, and also averages 2.5 rebounds. At the other end, he posts 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.
  • Noah Waterman posts 9.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
  • Richie Saunders averages 9.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. At the other end, he puts up 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

Duquesne Impact Players

  • Clark III is averaging a team-leading 3.8 assists per game. And he is delivering 15.1 points and 3.4 rebounds, making 41.6% of his shots from the floor and 33.5% from 3-point range, with 1.9 triples per contest.
  • Dae Dae Grant is the Dukes’ top scorer (16.7 points per game) and assist man (2.5), and posts 3.4 rebounds.
  • David Dixon is averaging 7.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game, making 54.5% of his shots from the field.
  • Fousseyni Drame tops the Dukes in rebounding (5.7 per game), and averages 6.7 points and 1.1 assists. He also posts 0.7 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.
  • Kareem Rozier gives the Dukes 5.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

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