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Duquesne Dukes Home to Rhode Island Rams in NCAA Basketball Betting

A.J. Palumbo Center will host Rhode Island Rams vs Duquesne Dukes action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Rhode Island Rams opened as -8.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Rhode Island Rams vs Duquesne Dukes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rhode Island Rams will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 7-9 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Duquesne Dukes are 9-7 ATS. Rhode Island Rams are 9-7 on betting the total; Duquesne Dukes are 7-9.

This game puts the Duquesne Dukes, most recently No. 251 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rhode Island Rams, who rate No. 25 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Duquesne's No. 195-ranked scoring average of 71.11 PPG, against a Rhode Island Rams defense rated No. 49 and allowing 66.29 PPG. The Duquesne Dukes FG% has averaged 43.19% to date this season, less than the Rhode Island Rams shooters have managed so far (46.42% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rams got 22 points from E.C. Matthews as Rhode Island ran past UMass 79-77 on Sunday at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

Rene Castro scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Dukes to a win (they lost 65-63 to George Washington at Charles E. Smith Center on Wednesday).

Betting Trends
  • Rhode Island is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 5 games
  • Rhode Island is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Rhode Island is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Duquesne is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Duquesne is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duquesne's last 6 games
  • Duquesne is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rhode Island at Richmond, Wednesday, January 25th
Duquesne at Davidson, Tuesday, January 24th

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