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Saint Louis favored by 8 against Duquesne on Wednesday

Saint Louis BillikensDuquesne Dukes
Jan 23, 7:00 PM | A.J. Palumbo Center

Saint Louis Billikens vs Duquesne Dukes Odds

12-5TEAM RECORD7-11

Saint Louis travels to Duquesne on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 12-5 record with a victory over the Dukes.

This season, the Dukes are 7-11 overall and 4-10 ATS ATS, while the Billikens are 12-5 and 6-9 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Duquesne boasts a 4-7 on the OU, and Saint Louis is 4-9.

View Saint Louis vs Duquesne Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Dukes installed as 8-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 223 (Dukes) and the No. 181 (Billikens) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-62 result in favor of the Billikens has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Duquesne's No. 128 nationally ranked offense (69.7 points per game) against a Billikens defense that sits as the No. 16 at 57.5 PPG. The Dukes have been averaging 41.4% from the field, less than the Billikens have managed so far this season (44.7% on average).

Defensively, Saint Louis features the nation's No. 128-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.7 points per game. Duquesne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 150 nationally in scoring at home.

Saint Louis was an 82-80 loser in its last match at home against Rhode Island. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites. Kwamain Mitchell went off for 29 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Rhode Island handed Saint Louis an 82-80 defeat at Chaifetz Arena.

In their last action, Duquesne was a 90-63 loser at home against Virginia Commonwealth. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. Duquesne was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Virginia Commonwealth and falling by a 90-63 score at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 3-6
After playing Rhode Island are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Dayton are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Billikens at Dukes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Louis's last 5 games when playing on the road against Duquesne
Saint Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duquesne's last 5 games when playing Saint Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duquesne's last 5 games when playing at home against Saint Louis
Duquesne is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Duquesne is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Saint Louis

Next up:
Saint Louis at St. Bonaventure, Saturday, January 26
Duquesne at Dayton, Saturday, January 26