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Duquesne DukesDayton Flyers
Feb 1, 7:00 PM | Dayton Arena

Duquesne Dukes vs Dayton Flyers Odds

12-9TEAM RECORD14-7

The Flyers will try to cover the spread at Dayton Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Duquesne Dukes in college basketball action.

This season, the Flyers are 14-7 overall and 10-9 ATS ATS, while the Dukes are 12-9 and 9-8-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Dayton boasts a 13-6 on the OU, and Duquesne is 8-10.

View Duquesne vs Dayton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Dukes are listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Flyers, most recently No. 130 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Dukes, who rate No. 251 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 76-74 victory for the Flyers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Dayton has the nation's No. 98-rated offensive output, at 71.9 PPG. The visiting Dukes defense ranks No. 277 allowing on average 71.4 PPG. The Flyers FG% has averaged 45% so far, less than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Duquesne owns the country's No. 262-rated mark, allowing 74.1 points per game on the highway. Dayton, on the other hand, rates No. 153 in scoring at home.

Duquesne was a 71-68 loser in their most recent outing at home against La Salle. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. The Dukes got 19 points from T.J. McConnell, but it was La Salle that prevailed in a 71-68 final on Saturday at A.J. Palumbo Center.

In their last action, Dayton was an 86-81 loser at home against Rhode Island. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. Dayton got 20 points and 12 rebounds from Chris Johnson in a losing cause in their 86-81 loss to Rhode Island on Saturday.

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Richmond are 7-3
After playing La Salle are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

Dayton Flyers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Saint Louis are 7-3
After playing Rhode Island are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Dukes at Flyers trends to consider:
Duquesne is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Duquesne is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Duquesne is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Dayton
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dayton's last 7 games
Dayton is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Dayton is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Duquesne
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dayton's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Duquesne home to Richmond, Saturday, February 4
Dayton at Saint Louis, Saturday, February 4

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