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Duquesne Dukes vs Houston Baptist Huskies Betting Matchup Report

Houston Baptist HuskiesDuquesne Dukes
Dec 31, 4:00 PM | A.J. Palumbo Center

Houston Baptist Huskies vs Duquesne Dukes Odds


A.J. Palumbo Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Duquesne Dukes and the visiting Houston Baptist Huskies in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Dukes bring a 8-5 record (6-4-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-7 Huskies, who are 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Duquesne go 6-5 so far and the Huskies go 2-1.

View Houston Baptist vs Duquesne Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dukes rated this week at No. 262 and the Huskies sitting at No. 256. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 79-70 result in favor of the Dukes.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Huskies is ranked No. 182 in NCAA hoops at 35.3 per game. Contrast that with Duquesne’s No. 341 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duquesne is the No. 184-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Houston Baptist rates No. 181 at 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Houston Baptist features the nation's No. 339-rated defense on the road, allowing 86.6 points per game. Duquesne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 92 nationally in scoring at home.

Houston Baptist was a 72-71 winner in its last match at home against Santa Clara. Houston Baptist earned a 72-71 victory over Santa Clara on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Tyler Russell at Sharp Gym.

Duquesne was an 86-76 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bowling Green. They covered the 9.5–point spread as favorites. The Dukes got a terrific 28-point effort from B.J. Monteiro as Duquesne defeated Bowling Green 86-76 on Wednesday at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 4-6
After playing Bowling Green are 3-2
After a win are 3-7

A few Huskies at Dukes trends to consider:
Duquesne is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Duquesne is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Houston Baptist at New Mexico, Tuesday, January 3
Duquesne home to Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, January 4