Duquesne Dukes visit Appalachian State Mountaineers in college basketball clash
Duquesne Dukes vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Appalachian State and Duquesne on Wednesday, with the host Mountaineers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Mountaineers currently sports a 1-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-0 ATS. The Dukes are 2-3 and 2-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mountaineers produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Dukes have gone 0-1 against the number.
The Mountaineers were listed as 4.5-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:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 123-ranked Mountaineers and the No. 152-rated Dukes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-68 win for the Dukes on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Appalachian State's No. 62-ranked offense, averaging 76 PPG, against a Dukes defense that ranks No. 245 at 69.8 PPG. The Mountaineers field goal percentage has averaged 43.4% so far, more than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.9% per game.
Defensively, Duquesne features the nation's No. 112-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Appalachian State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 142 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Duquesne, they were an 84-74 winner as they battled Youngstown State at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Dukes got 18 points from Derrick Colter as Duquesne ran past Youngstown State 84-74 on Wednesday at A.J. Palumbo Center.
Appalachian State was an 87-76 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Virginia Tech. They covered the 18.5-point spread as underdogs. Appalachian State suffered an 87-76 loss against Virginia Tech on Friday, getting 21 points from Jay Canty in a losing effort at Cassell Coliseum.
Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Youngstown State are 4-1
After a win are 3-7
Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Virginia Tech are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6
A few Dukes at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Duquesne is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Appalachian State is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
Appalachian State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Duquesne home to Maine, Saturday, December 1
Appalachian State at Missouri, Saturday, December 1