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NCAA hoops odds preview - Rhode Island vs. Duquesne

Rhode Island RamsDuquesne Dukes
Feb 23, 7:00 PM | A.J. Palumbo Center

Rhode Island Rams vs Duquesne Dukes Odds

16-10TEAM RECORD17-8

Rhode Island pays a visit to Duquesne on Wednesday, hoping to send the Dukes to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at A.J. Palumbo Center.

This season, the Dukes are 17-8 overall and 11-5 ATS ATS, while the Rams are 16-10 and 8-11 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Duquesne boasts a 7-7-1 on the OU, and Rhode Island is 8-10.

View Rhode Island vs Duquesne Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Dukes as 12-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 42-rated Dukes and the No. 121-ranked Rams, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 84-72 result in favor of the Dukes.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rams is ranked No. 167 in NCAA hoops at 35.2 per game. Contrast that with Duquesne’s No. 123 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duquesne is the No. 16-ranked team in the country at 8.6 per game, while Rhode Island rates No. 83 at 7.2 per game.

Defensively, Rhode Island features the nation's No. 202-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.6 points per game. Duquesne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Rhode Island was a 66-60 loser at home against Massachusetts. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as favorites. Delroy James scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Rams to a win (they lost 66-60 to Massachusetts at Thomas Ryan Center on Saturday).

Duquesne was a 64-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Dayton. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as favorites. Bill Clark scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Dukes to a win (they lost 64-63 to Dayton at Dayton Arena on Saturday).

Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Fordham are 3-7
After playing Massachusetts are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Saint Louis are 3-6
After playing Dayton are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rams at Dukes trends to consider:
Rhode Island is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Duquesne
Duquesne is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Duquesne is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duquesne's last 5 games when playing Rhode Island
Duquesne is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Rhode Island

Next up:
Rhode Island at Fordham, Saturday, February 26
Duquesne at Saint Louis, Saturday, February 26