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Duquesne Dukes vs Panthers College Hoops Game Preview

Duquesne DukesPittsburgh Panthers
1-2November 30, 2013, 01:00 | Consol Energy Center6-0

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Pittsburgh and Duquesne on Saturday, with the host Panthers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Panthers sit at 6-0 (3-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Dukes are currently 1-2 (1-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Pittsburgh is 2-2 OU, and Duquesne is 1-0 OU.

View Duquesne Dukes vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Panthers in this one found them listed as -18-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Dukes was expected to move the line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 37 and the Dukes at No. 324 heading into this contest.

Duquesne was a 70-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Albany. Ovie Soko scored 23 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Duquesne over Albany, 70-59, on Wednesday at A.J. Palumbo Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's No. 57-ranked scoring average of 81.33 PPG, against a Dukes defense rated No. 225 and allowing 78.5 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 48.38% to date this season, more than the Dukes shooters have managed so far (46.09% per game).

Next up:
Duquesne home to UMBC, Wednesday, December 4th
Pittsburgh at Penn State, Tuesday, December 3rd