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Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Duquesne Dukes NCAA College Basketball Betting

Virginia Commonwealth Rams

vs

Duquesne Dukes
Saturday, January 17, 2015 2:00 PM ET
A.J. Palumbo Center

The Duquesne Dukes will hit the floor running against the away Virginia Commonwealth Rams Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Duquesne Dukes Opening Odds and Betting Line

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Duquesne Dukes as 13.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at the sportsbook.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Duquesne Dukes Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Duquesne Dukes currently sport a 6-9 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-4 ATS. The Virginia Commonwealth Rams are 14-3 and 7-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Duquesne Dukes produce a 3-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Virginia Commonwealth Rams have gone 7-6 against the totals betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Duquesne Dukes rated this week at No. 214 and the Virginia Commonwealth Rams sitting at No. 7.

How Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Duquesne Dukes Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Duquesne's No. 75-ranked scoring average of 71.4 PPG, against a Virginia Commonwealth Rams defense rated No. 152 and allowing 66.29 PPG. The Duquesne Dukes FG% has averaged 45.32% to date this season, more than the Virginia Commonwealth Rams shooters have managed so far (43.94% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rams got a terrific 26-point effort from Treveon Graham as Virginia Commonwealth defeated Rhode Island 65-60 on Tuesday at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

The Dukes got 12 points from Micah Mason, but it was Saint Louis that prevailed in a 78-69 final on Wednesday at Chaifetz Arena.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Duquesne Dukes Betting Odds Trends

Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Duquesne is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia Commonwealth at Saint Louis, Friday, January 23rd
Duquesne at St. Bonaventure, Thursday, January 22nd

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