BYU vs Duquesne Prediction NCAAB March Madness Picks 3/21

BYU vs Duquesne Prediction NCAAB March Madness Picks 3/21

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March Madness 2024: BYU Cougars vs. Duquesne Dukes Preview and Prediction

The excitement of March Madness 2024 continues as the BYU Cougars (23-10) take on the Duquesne Dukes (24-11) in the Men's Basketball Championship East Region 1st Round. Catch all the action live on truTV on March 21, 2024, at 9:40 AM, from CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE.

 

Team Reviews

Duquesne Dukes (24-11)

The Duquesne Dukes had an impressive season, finishing with 24 wins and demonstrating their prowess in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Led by standout player D. Grant, the Dukes have shown their ability to compete at a high level.

Grant has been the driving force behind the Dukes' success, averaging 16.7 points per game and showcasing exceptional shooting accuracy. With his leadership, the Dukes have the potential to make a deep run in the tournament.

In their last five games, the Dukes have displayed resilience, securing victories against tough opponents like VCU and SBU. Their recent performances indicate that they are in top form and ready to face the challenge posed by the BYU Cougars.

 

BYU Cougars (23-10)

The BYU Cougars had a strong showing in the Big 12 Conference, finishing with 23 wins and demonstrating their competitiveness against top-tier teams. Led by J. Robinson, the Cougars are poised to make a statement in the tournament.

Robinson has been instrumental in the Cougars' success, averaging 13.8 points per game and providing leadership on the court. With his scoring ability and defensive prowess, the Cougars have the potential to overcome any challenge.

In their recent outings, the Cougars have showcased their talent, securing victories against formidable opponents like UCF and OKST. While they faced a setback against TTU, they are determined to bounce back stronger in the tournament.

 

Prediction

As the NCAA Tournament kicks off, the matchup between the BYU Cougars and the Duquesne Dukes promises to be a thrilling encounter.

Expect the BYU Cougars to secure a victory and cover the -9.5 points spread. Here's why:

The Cougars boast a well-rounded team with a potent offense and stifling defense. Led by J. Robinson, they have the firepower to outscore their opponents and the defensive prowess to limit their opponents' scoring opportunities.

Moreover, the Cougars have experience facing tough competition in the Big 12 Conference, preparing them for the intensity of tournament play. Their depth and versatility give them an edge over the Duquesne Dukes.

Defensively, the Cougars have the capability to disrupt the Dukes' offensive rhythm and force turnovers, allowing them to capitalize on fast-break opportunities. Their disciplined defensive approach will make it challenging for the Dukes to keep up.

Considering the Cougars' overall talent, experience, and favorable matchup against the Dukes, expect BYU to not only win but also cover the spread, advancing confidently in the NCAA Tournament.

 

Pick: BYU Cougars to win and cover the -9.5 points spread

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