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Duquesne Dukes host Saint Joseph's Hawks in college basketball action

Saint Joseph's HawksDuquesne Dukes
Jan 4, 7:00 PM | A.J. Palumbo Center

Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Duquesne Dukes Odds


The Duquesne Dukes will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Saint Joseph's Hawks at A.J. Palumbo Center on Wednesday in NCAAB play.

The Hawks will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 9-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Dukes are 6-4-1 ATS. Saint Joseph's is 5-5 on the totals; Duquesne is 6-5.

View Saint Josephs vs Duquesne Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Dukes installed as 1-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 248-rated Dukes and the No. 65-ranked Hawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-79 result in favor of the Hawks.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Duquesne has the nation's No. 28-rated offensive output, at 78.2 PPG. The visiting Hawks defense ranks No. 154 allowing on average 66.1 PPG. The Dukes FG% has averaged 48% so far, less than the Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.8% per game.

Defensively, Saint Joseph's features the nation's No. 269-rated defense on the road, allowing 76 points per game. Duquesne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 40 nationally in scoring at home.

Saint Joseph's lost its last outing, a 74-69 result against Harvard on December 31. They covered in that game as a 7-point underdog. Saint Joseph's suffered a 74-69 loss against Harvard on Saturday, getting 22 points from Carl Jones in a losing effort at Lavietes Pavilion.

Duquesne was a 118-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against Houston Baptist. The battle between the Dukes and Huskies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Houston Baptist was handed a 118-72 defeat on Saturday at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 4-3
After playing Harvard are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 4-6
After playing Houston Baptist are 1-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Hawks at Dukes trends to consider:
Saint Joseph's is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Duquesne
Saint Joseph's is 7-16 SU in its last 23 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 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Saint Joseph's
Duquesne is 3-10-1 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Saint Joseph's

Next up:
Saint Joseph's home to Charlotte, Saturday, January 7
Duquesne home to St. Bonaventure, Saturday, January 7