West Virginia Mountaineers visit Duquesne Dukes in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
West Virginia Mountaineers vs Duquesne Dukes Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting West Virginia Mountaineers travelling to Duquesne Tuesday to take on the Dukes.
The Dukes are 5-4 so far on the season, and 2-4 ATS vs. the number. The Mountaineers, meanwhile, are 4-3 and 2-3-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Duquesne go 0-3 and the Mountaineers go 1-5 on the totals.
Bettors looking to go with the Dukes in this one found them listed as 6.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Mountaineers was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dukes sit at No. 144 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mountaineers sit at No. 41 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Mountaineers will win this game 74-69.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Duquesne has the nation's No. 141-rated offensive output, at 70.1 PPG. The visiting Mountaineers defense ranks No. 179 allowing on average 66.1 PPG. The Dukes FG% has averaged 41.2% so far, more than the Mountaineers marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.8% per game.
Defensively, West Virginia features the nation's No. 125-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Duquesne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 88 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for West Virginia, they were a 68-67 winner as they battled Virginia Tech at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. West Virginia got 15 points from Aaric Murray en route to a 68-67 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday at WVU Colliseum.
Duquesne was an 88-70 winner in its last match at home against New Orleans. Duquesne earned an 88-70 victory over New Orleans on Saturday, getting 21 points from Sean Johnson at A.J. Palumbo Center.
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
After playing Virginia Tech are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing Robert Morris are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Mountaineers at Dukes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of West Virginia's last 8 games on the road
West Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Duquesne
West Virginia is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
West Virginia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Duquesne is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Duquesne is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Duquesne is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against West Virginia
Duquesne is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing West Virginia
West Virginia home to Michigan, Saturday, December 15
Duquesne at Robert Morris, Saturday, December 15