Duquesne vs Fordham Odds, Picks and Predictions: Rose Knows How to Beat Dukes Defense

The Duquesne defense is a solid one overall, but they struggle in a particular area on the road, and our college basketball betting picks believe Fordham's Kyle Rose is capable of taking advantage of the mismatch on Friday night.

Feb 23, 2024 • 09:24 ET • 4 min read
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The Duquesne Dukes travel to the Bronx on Friday night, riding a two-game winning streak and hoping to gain some ground in the Atlantic 10 Conference standings as they prepare for the A-10 conference season-ending tournament.

Standing in the Dukes' way is a Fordham Rams program hoping to end its longest losing streak of the season and salvage an extremely disappointing season with an upset victory.

Who will win this important Atlantic 10 matchup? Join me as I look closer at the college basketball odds with free college basketball picks for Duquesne vs. Fordham on Friday, February 23.

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Duquesne vs Fordham picks and predictions

The Fordham Rams have limped along with a 10-16 record. They haven’t won much at all on the road, are only 4-10 at Rose Hill Gymnasium, and now face a Duquesne Dukes program enjoying a four-game winning streak. They hope to avoid being swept in their two-game season series with the Dukes.

For the Rams to defeat the Dukes on Friday night, senior guard Kyle Rose will need to score big.

Unfortunately for the Rams, his shot can be streaky. He’s scored over 10.5 points nine times this season, but he’s also been known to lay some stinkers, such as the six-point output he had on the road against the Dayton Flyers on Tuesday night.

Rose went 2-for-8 from the field and 2-for-8 from downtown while struggling with foul trouble against the Flyers, but I expect a bounce-back night from the Fordham senior guard.

Rose is shooting 39.4% from downtown this season. That number rises to 40.9% when playing at home, and he’s knocked down two or more 3-pointers in six of his last eight tilts and in three of his previous five at Rose Hill. 

It won’t be easy for Rose to drain more than 1.5 triples against the Dukes. Duquesne plays legit defense, leads the conference in 3-point FG% allowed, and can be a general pain in the neck for any shooter to deal with.

While the Dukes' defense is legit, they do allow nearly 32% from downtown as the away team. The Fordham senior guard has cleared his treys prop number in four of his last six and has the green light from head coach Keith Urgo to fire away, and he does — he’s attempted four or more triples in five of his last six. 

Likely the only way Fordham wins this game is if Rose knocks down more than 1.5 threes.

My best bet: Kyle Rose Over 1.5 made 3s (-105 at DraftKings)

Duquesne vs Fordham same-game parlay

Kyle Rose Over 1.5 made 3s

Japhet Medor Over 2.5 assists

Jimmy Clark III Over 14.5 points

This is a banger of a three-leg same-game parlay that pays $600 for a $100 stake. It also correlates well with Rose draining a pair of 3s or better.

Fordham guard Japhet Medor has struggled like the rest of the Rams have, but he’s cleared this assists number twice over his last five, and I expect him to facilitate at least one of Rose’s triples. 

Duquesne guard Jimmy Clark III is a terrific shooter who’s exceeded his points prop in his last two meetings with the Rams. He’s up against a Fordham defense allowing 75.1 points per game at home this season on 49% from inside and 37.4% from downtown. Fordham is a below-average shooting defense, and Clark should get enough clean looks to clear his points prop tonight. 

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Duquesne vs Fordham spread and Over/Under analysis

Fun to watch, hard to trust. That’s how I sum up these two Atlantic 10 Conference programs.

Duquesne is 3-2 ATS over their last five and 7-3-0 ATS over their last 10. The Dukes are only as low as -3 (-110) favorites because they are 4-4-0 ATS in the visiting teams' jersey.

Fordham is 2-3-0 ATS over their last five and 3-7-0 against the number over their past 10. The picture doesn’t any get prettier at home either — they are 3-11-0 ATS in their own building, and I would need more than the best number available (+3.5) for me to back them.

The total sits firmly across the US betting landscape at 139.5. That’s where it opened, and that’s where it sits.

The Under has been the theme over their last 10 head-to-head encounters — their previous ten meetings were 4-6-0 to the Under, which might be where this one ends on Friday night. 

Duquesne is 3-4-1 to the Under over their eight away games this season. The Under is also 2-7-1 over the Dukes' previous 10, and that's because they have the conference's best defense.

Flip that around, and we have a Fordham program with an Over/Under record of 15-11-0 to the Over and 10-4-0 to the Over when playing this season at Rose Hill Gymnasium. That’s because of the Rams’ leaky scoring defense and high turnover rate. I am going to lean Under 139.5 or better. 

Duquesne vs Fordham betting trend to know

The Under is 6-0-1 in Duquesne’s last seven games following an ATS win. Find more college basketball betting trends for Duquesne vs. Fordham.

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Duquesne vs Fordham game info

Location: Rose Hill Gymnasium, Bronx, NY
Date: Friday, February 23, 2024
Tip-off: 8:30 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN2

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