Duquesne returns 9 of their 10 top scorers from last year’s team that posted a 10-19 record.
College basketball odds on Duquesne should be lower this year, especially after the Dukes made it to the Championship game of the Atlantic 10 conference last season. Head coach Ron Everhart played an up and down style of basketball that caused the basketball odds on totals to be quite high. What hurt Duquesne last season according to experts that look at college basketball odds was a lack of height and depth. They now have 6-10 junior center Shawn James making his debut this season. He is a shot blocking machine that will be great in the middle for fans of basketball odds. He is on pace to set a new NCAA record for blocked shots and excite fans of basketball odds. He will be in the frontcourt with Kieron Achara. It was Achara who averaged 15.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for fans of college basketball odds. Two newcomers, junior Stuard Baldonado (18.8 ppg.), who sat out last season and 6-6 junior college transfer Ricky Jackson (15.3 ppg.), will be helpful up front according to experts at college basketball odds betting. They will be joined by 2006-07 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year Robert Mitchell, who led the team in scoring (16.4 ppg.) for fans of college basketball odds. Experts at college basketball odds see that junior guard Kojo Mensah, who averaged 16.6 points and 4.1 assists at Siena in 2005-06, and returnees Aaron Jackson, Reggie Jackson and Gary Tucker give Duquesne a lot of depth.
The talent at Duquesne is as high as it has been in a long time according to college basketball odds experts. It is very possible that Duquesne will make some big time noise in the Atlantic 10 this season and affect the basketball odds. Winning is not something that has happened much at Duquesne but that may change this season according to experts that look at college basketball odds. Everhart has a solid team that should be able to wear out opponents and affect college basketball odds. Duquesne will also play much better defense than it did a year ago and that will affect the college basketball odds. Once everyone gets on the same page this Duquesne team will be one to follow very closely on the college basketball odds board.