ByNick Roberts

Mar 19, 2024

BYU vs Duquesne Predictions & March Madness Betting Promos

This East Region No. 6 vs. No. 11 opening matchup features the 20th-ranked BYU Cougars against the Atlantic 10 champion Duquesne Dukes. The 23-10 Cougars were disappointed about their seeding and will look to use that as motivation as they take on the 24-11 Dukes.

Let’s grab our March Madness Betting Guide and see if we can identify the right bets to make in this matchup as the Cougars look to advance to the second round for the first time since 2011.

BYU vs. Duquesne Odds

It’s been 47 years since Duquesne has played in an NCAA Tournament game (and it wasn’t in the tourney conversation until a surprising A-10 run), so it brings a “happy to be here” vibe. The Cougars are a three-reliant squad while the Dukes are a defensive-first team, so there’s a good chance we see Duquesne struggle to keep up here as we start thinking about our best CBB bet.

With a spread over 9.5 on DraftKings, I like the Cougars to cover in this one.

BYU vs. Duquesne Prediction

BYU 82, Duquesne 67

Grab your March Madness Printable Bracket and pencil in the Cougars for this game. They’re arguably underseeded and the Dukes are arguably overseeded. That can be a dangerous game to play, but the Cougars should be able to run away with this one as they look to move on to the second round for the first time in more than a decade.

BYU vs. Duquesne Best Bet

Over 142 ()

DraftKings Sportsbook • 1 Unit

As you sift through March Madness odds, the total of 142 stands out as a relatively low one for a team where one of the teams is a three-heavy team. While we obviously run the risk of the Cougars going cold from downtown, they’ve gone above 80 in their last three games while the Dukes have gone above 65 in four of their last five.

As such, I’m liking the Over bet here on DraftKings with -105 odds.

BYU vs. Duquesne Betting Promos

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The tantalizing BetMGM March Madness promo gives new users $150 in bonus bets regardless of whether or not your first wager wins or loses. If you sign up using promo code GAMEDAY and then make your first bet that is at least $5, you’ll get $150 of bonus bets in your account whether you win or lose that first bet.

With -105 odds on a 142.5 Over/Under on BetMGM, this is a nice opportunity to take the Over and bet on BYU to overcome Duquesne’s defense and hit enough threes to carry the Over here.

DraftKings BYU-Duquesne March Madness Promo

DraftKings’s March Madness betting promo as well where all you have to do is register for a new account and deposit $5 in order to get your first wager back in bonus funds. And it only requires a $1 minimum bet.

With this type of offer, it’s a great opportunity to take a shot on the underdog and see if you can score on the +330 Duquesne Moneyline odds you can get on DraftKings.

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This offer gives a nice opportunity to bet on the favorite BYU Cougars to cover -9.5 with -110 odds on bet365. Unless the Dukes play an impeccable game on defense, they’re going to struggle to keep up with the Cougars.

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Nick Roberts

Nick is an analyst at The Game Day who writes about the NFL and NBA from a betting perspective. He previously contributed to RotoWorld, Rotowire, and The New York Times. Nick resides in New Jersey.

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