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Duquesne Dukes visit Western Michigan Broncos in NCAAB hoops battle

Duquesne DukesWestern Michigan Broncos
Dec 17, 2:00 PM | University Arena

Duquesne Dukes vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds


The Broncos hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Duquesne Dukes pay a visit to University Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Broncos sport records of 2-7 and 2-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Dukes have 6-4 and 4-3-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-4 for the Broncos and 4-4 for the Dukes.

View Duquesne vs Western Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Broncos installed as 3.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Broncos rated this week at No. 115 and the Dukes sitting at No. 272. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 76-64 result in favor of the Dukes.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Western Michigan's No. 191 nationally ranked offense (67.2 points per game) against a Dukes defense that sits as the No. 258 at 70.9 PPG. The Broncos have been averaging 40.7% from the field, less than the Dukes have managed so far this season (46.7% on average).

Defensively, Duquesne features the nation's No. 260-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.7 points per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 299 nationally in scoring at home.

Duquesne was a 66-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Penn State. They earned a push of the 7–point spread as favorites. Eric Evans scored 20 points leading the Dukes to a 66-59 victory over Penn State at Consol Energy Center on Saturday.

In their last action, Western Michigan was a 54-43 winner at home against Southern Illinois. They covered the 7.5–point spread as favorites. Western Michigan earned a 54-43 victory over Southern Illinois on Sunday, getting 16 points from Demetrius Ward at University Arena.

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing George Mason are 2-3
After playing Penn State are 1-0
After a win are 3-7

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Winthrop are 1-0
After playing Southern Illinois are 1-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Dukes at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duquesne's last 5 games on the road
Duquesne is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Western Michigan is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home
Western Michigan is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Duquesne at George Mason, Wednesday, December 21
Western Michigan home to Winthrop, Tuesday, December 20