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Duquesne Dukes home to Minutemen in NCAAB betting action

Massachusetts MinutemenDuquesne Dukes
Jan 18, 7:00 PM | A.J. Palumbo Center

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Duquesne Dukes Odds

14-4TEAM RECORD11-7

Massachusetts travels to Duquesne on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 14-4 record with a victory over the Dukes.

Supporters of the Minutemen have watched them go 14-4 and 8-6-1 ATS on the year, while the Dukes are at 11-7 and 8-6-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Dukes are 8-7, while the Minutemen have a 9-5-1 mark.

View Massachusetts vs Duquesne Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Massachusetts before tip-off in this one will find them as 5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dukes sit at No. 248 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Minutemen sit at No. 43 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Minutemen will win this game 82-78.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Duquesne's No. 40-ranked scoring average of 76.2 PPG, against a Minutemen defense rated No. 219 and allowing 68.8 PPG. The Dukes FG% has averaged 47% to date this season, more than the Minutemen shooters have managed so far (42.4% per game).

Defensively, Massachusetts features the nation's No. 142-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.5 points per game. Duquesne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 43 nationally in scoring at home.

Massachusetts was a 71-62 winner in its last match at home against Saint Joseph's. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Minutemen grabbed a 71-62 win over the Hawks on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Chaz Williams at Mullins Center.

Duquesne won its last outing, a 78-71 result against Rhode Island on January 14. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. T.J. McConnell scored 16 points leading the Dukes to a 78-71 victory over Rhode Island at Thomas Ryan Center on Saturday.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Richmond are 6-4
After playing Saint Joseph's are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Saint Louis are 3-7
After playing Rhode Island are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Minutemen at Dukes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 5 games when playing on the road against Duquesne
Massachusetts is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Duquesne
Massachusetts is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duquesne's last 5 games when playing Massachusetts
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duquesne's last 5 games when playing at home against Massachusetts
Duquesne is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Duquesne is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Massachusetts at Richmond, Saturday, January 21
Duquesne at Saint Louis, Saturday, January 21

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