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College basketball point spread favors Bonnies in battle with Dukes

Duquesne DukesSt. Bonaventure Bonnies
11-13February 19, 2014, 07:00 | Reilly Center15-10

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Duquesne Dukes at Reilly Center on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.

St. Bonaventure battles the Dukes, currently sitting with a 11-13 mark (8-5-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-14 for the Bonnies and 7-8 for the Dukes.

View Duquesne Dukes vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bonnies installed as -11-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game puts the Bonnies, most recently No. 99 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Dukes, who rate No. 228 in the latest survey.

Duquesne was an 83-71 winner in its last match on the road against Rhode Island. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Duquesne got 19 points from Ovie Soko en route to an 83-71 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

St. Bonaventure won its last outing, an 85-73 result against George Mason on February 15. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Matthew Wright scored 24 points leading the Bonnies to an 85-73 victory over George Mason at Patriot Center on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Dukes is ranked No. 128 in NCAA hoops at 35.42 per game. Contrast that with St. Bonaventure’s No. 75 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, St. Bonaventure is the No. 229-ranked team in the country at 4.8 per game, while Duquesne rates No. 74 at 7 per game.

A few Dukes at Bonnies trends to consider:
Duquesne is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Duquesne is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Duquesne is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games when playing St. Bonaventure
Duquesne is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing St. Bonaventure
St. Bonaventure is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
St. Bonaventure is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
St. Bonaventure is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Bonaventure's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Duquesne home to Dayton, Saturday, February 22nd
St. Bonaventure at Rhode Island, Saturday, February 22nd