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Dukes open as college hoops underdog vs Minutemen

Duquesne DukesMassachusetts Minutemen
March 6, 7:00 PM | Mullins Center

Duquesne Dukes vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds

16-14TEAM RECORD20-10

The Massachusetts Minutemen will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Duquesne Dukes at Mullins Center on Tuesday in NCAAB play.

It's a game in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68.

The Minutemen are 20-10 so far on the season, and 14-12-1 ATS vs. the number. The Dukes, meanwhile, are 16-14 and 12-14-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Massachusetts go 15-11-1 and the Dukes go 13-14 on the totals.

View Duquesne vs Massachusetts Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Minutemen as 5.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Minutemen at No. 60 and the Dukes at No. 238 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-74 result in favor of the Minutemen.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Massachusetts's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 76.1 PPG, against a Dukes defense that ranks No. 279 at 71.3 PPG. The Minutemen field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Defensively, Duquesne features the nation's No. 245-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 34 nationally in scoring at home.

Duquesne was a 75-60 loser in their most recent outing at home against Saint Louis. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Dukes endured a 75-60 loss at the hands of the Billikens on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from B.J. Monteiro at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Massachusetts was an 89-83 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rhode Island. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Jesse Morgan went off for 25 points and added 7 rebounds, leading Massachusetts over Rhode Island, 89-83, on Saturday at Mullins Center.

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Saint Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Rhode Island are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Dukes at Minutemen trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duquesne's last 5 games when playing on the road against Massachusetts
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duquesne's last 6 games on the road
Duquesne is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Duquesne is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Massachusetts is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Massachusetts's last 8 games when playing Duquesne
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 5 games when playing at home against Duquesne
Massachusetts is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Duquesne

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