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Duquesne Dukes vs Maine Black Bears Betting Matchup Report

Maine Black BearsDuquesne Dukes
Dec 1, 2:00 PM | A.J. Palumbo Center

Maine Black Bears vs Duquesne Dukes Odds


Duquesne will look to improve on its 3-3 record on Saturday when they host Maine in NCAA basketball odds action at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Duquesne will face the 2-4 Black Bears, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Dukes are 0-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Black Bears are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View Maine vs Duquesne Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Dukes, most recently No. 152 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Black Bears, who rate No. 159 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 66-61 victory for the Dukes.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Duquesne has the nation's No. 172-rated offensive output, at 68.5 PPG. The visiting Black Bears defense ranks No. 217 allowing on average 68.2 PPG. The Dukes FG% has averaged 40.1% so far, less than the Black Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.

Defensively, Maine features the nation's No. 151-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.2 points per game. Duquesne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 186 nationally in scoring at home.

Maine was a 76-73 winner in its last match on the road against Northeastern. Maine got 30 points from Justin Edwards en route to a 76-73 victory over Northeastern on Wednesday at Matthews Arena.

In their last action, Duquesne was a 73-72 winner on the road against Appalachian State. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Duquesne earned a 73-72 victory over Appalachian State on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Jerry Jones at Holmes Convocation Center.

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Appalachian State are 0-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Black Bears at Dukes trends to consider:
Duquesne is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Duquesne is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Maine home to Fisher, Thursday, December 6
Duquesne at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, December 5