Western Michigan Broncos vs Duquesne Dukes Odds
The Duquesne Dukes will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Western Michigan Broncos at A.J. Palumbo Center in NCAA basketball action.
This season, the Dukes are 6-5 overall and 3-4 ATS ATS, while the Broncos are 7-3 and 4-3 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Duquesne boasts a 0-4 on the OU, and Western Michigan is 2-1.
The Dukes were listed as 4.5-point favorites 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:
This game puts the Dukes, most recently No. 149 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Broncos, who rate No. 95 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-65 victory for the Broncos.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Broncos is ranked No. 75 in NCAA hoops at 38.4 per game. Contrast that with Duquesne’s No. 23 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duquesne is the No. 81-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while Western Michigan rates No. 225 at 5.6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Michigan owns the country's No. 131-rated mark, allowing 68.2 points per game on the highway. Duquesne, on the other hand, rates No. 130 in scoring at home.
Western Michigan won its last outing, a 70-64 result against High Point on December 16. The Broncos grabbed a 70-64 win over the Panthers on Sunday, behind a 19-point effort from Nate Hutcheson at Millis Center.
In their last action, Duquesne was a 91-69 loser on the road against Robert Morris. Duquesne was run off the court by the Colonials on Saturday as Robert Morris routed them 91-69 at Sewall Center.
Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing High Point are 1-0
After a win are 6-4
Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 0-1
After playing Robert Morris are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
A few Broncos at Dukes trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Duquesne is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Duquesne is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Western Michigan home to Mount St. Mary's, Saturday, December 22
Duquesne at Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, December 22