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Saint Louis Billikens take on Dukes in NCAA Basketball Betting

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Saint Louis Billikens vs Duquesne Dukes battle Wednesday at A.J. Palumbo Center as the Dukes look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Duquesne Dukes in this one found them listed as -10.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Billikens was expected to move the line.

Saint Louis Billikens vs Duquesne Dukes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Saint Louis Billikens will look to cover the spread vs the Duquesne Dukes on Wednesday, as the Billikens are 5-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Dukes are 8-5 ATS. Saint Louis is 5-8 against the total, while Duquesne is 6-7 versus the total betting line.

The Dukes - Billikens odds would favor the Dukes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Duquesne is rated No. 229 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Saint Louis is at No. 316.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Duquesne's No. 186-ranked scoring average of 72.38 PPG, against a Saint Louis Billikens defense rated No. 167 and allowing 72.67 PPG. The Duquesne Dukes FG% has averaged 42.89% to date this season, more than the Saint Louis Billikens shooters have managed so far (39.38% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Mike Crawford scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Billikens to a win (they lost 77-66 to Davidson at SLU University Center on Sunday).

The Dukes endured a 88-81 loss at the hands of the Explorers on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Rene Castro at Tom Gola Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Saint Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Saint Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Saint Louis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Louis's last 5 games on the road
  • Duquesne is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Duquesne is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Duquesne is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Saint Louis
  • Duquesne is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Saint Louis

Next Betting Matchups

Saint Louis at George Mason, Saturday, January 14th
Duquesne at Dayton, Saturday, January 14th

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