Duquesne Dukes vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds
The Massachusetts Minutemen host Duquesne on Thursday, looking to build on their 11-4 mark against the 7-9 Dukes in college hoops action at Mullins Center.
Massachusetts will face the 7-9 Dukes, who own a 4-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Minutemen are 6-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Dukes are 3-6 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to side with Massachusetts in this one found them as 10.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 119-rated Minutemen and the No. 209-ranked Dukes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 72-69 result in favor of the Minutemen.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Massachusetts's No. 78-ranked offense, averaging 72.4 PPG, against a Dukes defense that ranks No. 311 at 73.4 PPG. The Minutemen field goal percentage has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Duquesne owns the country's No. 306-rated mark, allowing 77 points per game on the highway. Massachusetts, on the other hand, rates No. 82 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Duquesne was a 74-66 loser at home against Saint Joseph's. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Dukes endured a 74-66 loss at the hands of the Hawks on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Andre Marhold at A.J. Palumbo Center.
Massachusetts was a 77-73 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Fordham. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Massachusetts earned a 77-73 victory over Fordham on Sunday, getting 22 points from Chaz Williams at Rose Hill Gym.
Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Saint Joseph's are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing George Washington are 3-7
After playing Fordham are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
A few Dukes at Minutemen trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duquesne's last 6 games when playing on the road against Massachusetts
Duquesne is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Massachusetts
Duquesne is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Massachusetts is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games at home
Massachusetts is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Massachusetts's last 9 games when playing Duquesne
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 6 games when playing at home against Duquesne
Duquesne home to Virginia Commonwealth, Saturday, January 19
Massachusetts home to George Washington, Saturday, January 19