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Rider Broncs @ Duquesne Dukes

Current Records: Rider 1-2, Duquesne 3-1

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The Duquesne Dukes will be playing at home against the Rider Broncs at 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W'.

Duquesne unfortunately witnessed the end of their three-game winning streak on Wednesday. They fell just short of the Tigers by a score of 70-67. Duquesne didn't live up to their potential and found themselves falling short of the advantage oddsmakers thought they had coming into the game.

Despite the defeat, Duquesne had strong showings from Dae Dae Grant, who scored 16 points along with 3 assists and 3 rebounds, and Jimmy Clark III, who scored 17 points along with 4 steals. Clark III is absolutely dominating the steal category: he's posted at least three every time he's taken the court this season.

Meanwhile, the Broncs came up short against the Cornhuskers on Monday and fell 64-50. Rider has now taken an 'L' in back-to-back games.

The Dukes' loss dropped their record down to 3-1. As for the Broncs, they now have a losing record at 1-2.

In addition to losing their last games, both teams failed to cover the spread. Looking ahead, Duquesne is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 14 points. This contest will be their fifth straight as the favorites (so far over this stretch they are 2-2 against the spread).

Some high-performance offense is likely on the agenda as Duquesne and Rider are some of the highest scoring teams in the league. Duquesne hasn't had any problem running up the score this season, having averaged 80.2 points per game. However, it's not like Rider struggles in that department as they've been averaging 76 per game. With both teams so easily able to put up points, the only question left is who can run up the score up higher Check CBS Sports after the match for a full breakdown of the game, commentary, and other NCAA Basketball content.


Duquesne is a big 14-point favorite against Rider, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Dukes, as the game opened with the Dukes as a 12.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 145.5 points.

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Series History

Duquesne won the only game these two teams have played in the last 2 years.

  • Nov 09, 2021 - Duquesne 73 vs. Rider 61