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Duquesne DukesSaint Louis Billikens
Jan 21, 8:00 PM | Chaifetz Arena

Duquesne Dukes vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds

12-7TEAM RECORD14-4

The Duquesne Dukes will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Billikens in Saint Louis at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Billikens bring a 14-4 record (9-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-7 Dukes, who are 9-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Saint Louis go 8-5-1 so far and the Dukes go 8-8.

View Duquesne vs Saint Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Saint Louis opened as 10-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 123-ranked Billikens and the No. 248-rated Dukes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 82-73 win for the Billikens on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Saint Louis has the nation's No. 144-rated offensive output, at 70 PPG. The visiting Dukes defense ranks No. 273 allowing on average 71.6 PPG. The Billikens FG% has averaged 47.3% so far, more than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Duquesne owns the country's No. 269-rated mark, allowing 75 points per game on the highway. Saint Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 188 in scoring at home.

Duquesne was an 80-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Massachusetts. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Dukes got 23 points from B.J. Monteiro as Duquesne ran past Massachusetts 80-69 on Wednesday at A.J. Palumbo Center.

In their last action, Saint Louis was a 68-67 winner on the road against Charlotte. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Saint Louis earned a 68-67 victory over Charlotte on Saturday, getting 17 points from Cody Ellis at Dale F. Halton Arena.

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing La Salle are 6-4
After playing Massachusetts are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Xavier are 9-1
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Dukes at Billikens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duquesne's last 5 games when playing on the road against Saint Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duquesne's last 6 games on the road
Duquesne is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Duquesne is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Saint Louis
Saint Louis is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Louis's last 5 games
Saint Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Duquesne
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Louis's last 5 games when playing at home against Duquesne

Next up:
Duquesne home to La Salle, Saturday, January 28
Saint Louis at Xavier, Wednesday, January 25

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