Charlotte favored by 2.5 against Duquesne on Wednesday
Charlotte 49ers vs Duquesne Dukes Odds
A.J. Palumbo Center will host Duquesne Dukes vs. Charlotte 49ers action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The 49ers will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 12-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Dukes are 6-18 ATS. Charlotte is 13-9 on the totals; Duquesne is 9-12.
The Dukes were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Dukes, most recently No. 264 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the 49ers, who rate No. 132 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-62 victory for the 49ers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Duquesne's No. 177 nationally ranked offense (67.4 points per game) against a 49ers defense that sits as the No. 202 at 67.6 PPG. The Dukes have been averaging 40.7% from the field, less than the 49ers have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).
Defensively, Charlotte features the nation's No. 276-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.7 points per game. Duquesne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 199 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 104-83 loser as they battled St. Bonaventure on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog. Charlotte was run off the court by the Bonnies on Saturday as St. Bonaventure routed them 104-83 at Reilly Center.
Duquesne lost its last outing, a 97-64 result against La Salle on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 16-point underdog. Duquesne was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by La Salle and falling by a 97-64 score at Tom Gola Arena.
Charlotte 49ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 2-7
After playing St. Bonaventure are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Richmond are 7-3
After playing La Salle are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9
A few 49ers at Dukes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 5 games on the road
Charlotte is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Charlotte is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Duquesne's last 7 games when playing Charlotte
Duquesne is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duquesne's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duquesne's last 6 games at home
Charlotte at Saint Joseph's, Saturday, March 9
Duquesne at Richmond, Saturday, March 9