NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Dukes underdogs vs Spiders at Richmond
Duquesne Dukes vs Richmond Spiders Odds
The Duquesne Dukes will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Spiders in Richmond at Robins Center on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Spiders sport records of 17-13 and 10-17 ATS heading into this battle, while the Dukes have 8-21 and 7-18 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-11 for the Spiders and 10-12 for the Dukes.
The visitors opened as 14-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spiders at No. 193 and the Dukes at No. 264 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-63 result in favor of the Spiders.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Dukes is ranked No. 109 in NCAA hoops at 36.1 per game. Contrast that with Richmond’s No. 339 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Richmond is the No. 17-ranked team in the country at 8.3 per game, while Duquesne rates No. 20 at 8.1 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Duquesne owns the country's No. 324-rated mark, allowing 77.4 points per game on the highway. Richmond, on the other hand, rates No. 83 in scoring at home.
Duquesne was an 89-87 loser in its last match at home against Charlotte. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Duquesne got 21 points and 11 assists from Derrick Colter in a losing cause in their 89-87 loss to Charlotte on Wednesday.
Last time out for Richmond, they were a 93-82 loser as they battled Virginia Commonwealth on the road. They covered in the match as a 13-point underdog. Richmond suffered a 93-82 loss against Virginia Commonwealth on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Cedrick Lindsay in a losing effort at Siegel Center.
Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Charlotte are 3-4
After a loss are 1-9
Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Virginia Commonwealth are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Dukes at Spiders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duquesne's last 6 games on the road
Duquesne is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Richmond
Duquesne is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Duquesne is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Richmond is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Duquesne
Richmond is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Duquesne
Richmond is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Richmond's last 6 games at home