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Duquesne Dukes visit Saint Joseph's Hawks in college basketball clash

Duquesne DukesSaint Joseph's Hawks
8-6January 15, 2014, 07:00 | Hagan Arena10-5

Hagan Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Saint Joseph's Hawks and the visiting Duquesne Dukes in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Hawks sport a record of 10-5 and 6-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Dukes have 8-6 and 3-2-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-7 for the Hawks and 3-3 for the Dukes.

View Duquesne Dukes vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Hawks installed as -12-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Hawks - Dukes odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Saint Joseph's is rated No. 191 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Duquesne is at No. 296.

Duquesne was a 75-56 loser in their most recent outing at home against La Salle. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Duquesne suffered a 75-56 loss against La Salle on Sunday, getting 15 points from Dominique McKoy in a losing effort at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Saint Joseph's was an 84-80 winner in its last match on the road against George Mason. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. The Hawks got 23 points from Halil Kanacevic as Saint Joseph's ran past George Mason 84-80 on Saturday at Patriot Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Saint Joseph's has the nation's No. 138-rated offensive output, at 72.8 PPG. The visiting Dukes defense ranks No. 218 allowing on average 74.93 PPG. The Hawks FG% has averaged 46.67% so far, more than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

A few Dukes at Hawks trends to consider:
Duquesne is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Duquesne is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Duquesne is 3-12-1 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Saint Joseph's
Duquesne is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games when playing Saint Joseph's
Saint Joseph's is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Saint Joseph's is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Saint Joseph's is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Duquesne
Saint Joseph's is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing Duquesne

Next up:
Duquesne at Virginia Commonwealth, Saturday, January 18th
Saint Joseph's at Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 18th