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NCAAB betting line favors Dukes over Spiders

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Feb 4, 7:00 PM | A.J. Palumbo Center

Richmond Spiders vs Duquesne Dukes Odds

12-11TEAM RECORD13-9

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Spiders of Richmond hit the hard court against the Dukes of Duquesne.

Duquesne will face the 12-11 Spiders, who own a 9-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Dukes are 9-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Spiders are 10-8 favoring the OVER.

View Richmond vs Duquesne Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Dukes as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 251-ranked Dukes and the No. 147-rated Spiders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-74 win for the Spiders on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spiders is ranked No. 327 in NCAA hoops at 30 per game. Contrast that with Duquesne’s No. 305 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duquesne is the No. 150-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Richmond rates No. 26 at 8.3 per game.

Defensively, Richmond features the nation's No. 151-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.4 points per game. Duquesne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 40 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Richmond was a 70-60 loser at home against Saint Joseph's. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Cedrick Lindsay scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Spiders to a win (they lost 70-60 to Saint Joseph's at Robins Center on Wednesday).

In their last action, Duquesne was an 83-73 winner on the road against Dayton. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Duquesne got 20 points from B.J. Monteiro en route to an 83-73 victory over Dayton on Wednesday at Dayton Arena.

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing La Salle are 8-2
After playing Saint Joseph's are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 4-6
After playing Dayton are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Spiders at Dukes trends to consider:
Richmond is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Duquesne
Richmond is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Duquesne's last 7 games when playing Richmond
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Duquesne's last 7 games
Duquesne is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Duquesne is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Richmond

Next up:
Richmond home to La Salle, Wednesday, February 8
Duquesne at St. Bonaventure, Saturday, February 11

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