Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Duquesne Dukes Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Duquesne and Saint Joseph's on Saturday, with the host Dukes trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Dukes are 7-8 so far on the season, and 4-7 ATS vs. the number. The Hawks, meanwhile, are 8-5 and 4-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Duquesne go 3-5 and the Hawks go 4-4 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dukes - Hawks odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Duquesne is rated No. 174 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Saint Joseph's is at No. 85. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-66 win for the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hawks is ranked No. 159 in NCAA hoops at 35.8 per game. Contrast that with Duquesne’s No. 49 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duquesne is the No. 41-ranked team in the country at 7.9 per game, while Saint Joseph's rates No. 63 at 7.5 per game.
Defensively, Saint Joseph's features the nation's No. 44-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.8 points per game. Duquesne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 116 nationally in scoring at home.
Saint Joseph's was a 72-66 loser in its last match at home against Butler. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. The Hawks endured a 72-66 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Chris Wilson at Hagan Arena.
Last time out for Duquesne, they were an 82-75 loser as they battled Fordham on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Derrick Colter scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Dukes to a win (they lost 82-75 to Fordham at Rose Hill Gym on Wednesday).
Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Massachusetts are 5-5
After playing Fordham are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
A few Hawks at Dukes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Joseph's last 5 games when playing on the road against Duquesne
Saint Joseph's is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Duquesne
Duquesne is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duquesne's last 5 games when playing at home against Saint Joseph's
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duquesne's last 6 games when playing Saint Joseph's
Duquesne is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Saint Joseph's
Saint Joseph's at Virginia Commonwealth, Thursday, January 17
Duquesne at Massachusetts, Thursday, January 17