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Duquesne favored by 7.5 against Penn State on Saturday

Penn State Nittany LionsDuquesne Dukes
Dec 10, 7:00 PM | Consol Energy Center

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Duquesne Dukes Odds

6-4TEAM RECORD5-4

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Duquesne vs Penn State battle Saturday at Consol Energy Center as the Dukes look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Consol Energy Center).

Duquesne will face the 6-4 Nittany Lions, who own a 3-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Dukes are 4-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Nittany Lions are 2-4 favoring the OVER.

View Penn State vs Duquesne Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Duquesne opened as 7.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dukes rated this week at No. 274 and the Nittany Lions sitting at No. 187. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 71-68 result in favor of the Dukes.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Nittany Lions is ranked No. 95 in NCAA hoops at 37.6 per game. Contrast that with Duquesne’s No. 330 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duquesne is the No. 191-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Penn State rates No. 94 at 7.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Penn State owns the country's No. 34-rated mark, allowing 59.5 points per game on the highway. Duquesne, on the other hand, rates No. 82 in scoring at home.

Penn State was a 61-57 loser in its last match at home against Lafayette. Penn State suffered a 61-57 loss against Lafayette on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Jermaine Marshall in a losing effort at Bryce Jordan Center.

Duquesne lost its last outing, a 64-60 result against Robert Morris on December 6. Duquesne got 16 points from Eric Evans but lost anyway, 64-60, to Robert Morris on Tuesday at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Mount St. Mary's are 3-0
After playing Lafayette are 1-1
After a loss are 6-4

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Robert Morris are 7-2
After a loss are 6-4

Next up:
Penn State home to Mount St. Mary's, Sunday, December 18
Duquesne at Western Michigan, Saturday, December 17

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