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New Orleans PrivateersDuquesne Dukes
Dec 8, 7:00 PM | A.J. Palumbo Center

New Orleans Privateers vs Duquesne Dukes Odds

2-4TEAM RECORD4-4

New Orleans travels to Duquesne on Saturday, hoping to boost its 2-4 record with a victory over the Dukes.

The Privateers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Dukes are 2-4 ATS. New Orleans is 0-0 against the total, while Duquesne is 0-3 versus the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 185-ranked Dukes and the No. 283-rated Privateers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-69 win for the Privateers on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Duquesne's No. 187-ranked offense, averaging 67.9 PPG, against a Privateers defense that ranks No. 287 at 72.8 PPG. The Dukes field goal percentage has averaged 40.2% so far, less than the Privateers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46% per game.

Defensively, New Orleans features the nation's No. 346-rated defense on the road, allowing 92 points per game. Duquesne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 115 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were an 83-67 loser as they battled SE Missouri State at home. New Orleans got 17 points from Rarlensee Nelson but lost anyway, 83-67, to SE Missouri State on Thursday at UNO Lakefront Arena.

Duquesne was a 66-45 loser in its last match on the road against Pittsburgh. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. Duquesne was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Pittsburgh and falling by a 66-45 score at Consol Energy Center.

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing West Virginia are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Privateers at Dukes trends to consider:
Duquesne is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Duquesne is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
New Orleans home to Nicholls State, Wednesday, December 12
Duquesne home to West Virginia, Tuesday, December 11

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