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Point spread favors Musketeers in battle with Dukes

Duquesne DukesXavier Musketeers
Jan 11, 7:00 PM | Cintas Center

Duquesne Dukes vs Xavier Musketeers Odds


The Musketeers will try to cover the spread at Cintas Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Duquesne Dukes in college basketball action.

The Musketeers are 10-5 so far on the season, and 4-8-1 ATS vs. the number. The Dukes, meanwhile, are 10-6 and 7-5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Xavier go 6-7 and the Dukes go 7-6 on the totals.

View Duquesne vs Xavier Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Musketeers are listed as 8-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Musketeers, most recently No. 27 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Dukes, who rate No. 232 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-76 victory for the Dukes.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Xavier's No. 124-ranked scoring average of 70.9 PPG, against a Dukes defense rated No. 267 and allowing 71.4 PPG. The Musketeers FG% has averaged 44.6% to date this season, less than the Dukes shooters have managed so far (47.5% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Duquesne owns the country's No. 266-rated mark, allowing 75.2 points per game on the highway. Xavier, on the other hand, rates No. 232 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Duquesne was a 66-52 winner at home against St. Bonaventure. They covered the 4–point spread as favorites. The Dukes got 17 points from Sean Johnson as Duquesne ran past St. Bonaventure 66-52 on Saturday at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Last time out for Xavier, they were a 67-59 winner as they battled Fordham on the road. They earned a push in the match as an 8-point favorite. The Musketeers got 20 points from Mark Lyons as Xavier ran past Fordham 67-59 on Saturday at Rose Hill Gym.

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Rhode Island are 5-5
After playing St. Bonaventure are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 8-2
After playing Fordham are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Dukes at Musketeers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duquesne's last 7 games on the road
Duquesne is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Xavier
Duquesne is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Duquesne is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Xavier
Xavier is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Duquesne
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Xavier's last 5 games when playing Duquesne
Xavier is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games when playing Duquesne
Xavier is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Duquesne at Rhode Island, Saturday, January 14
Xavier home to St. Bonaventure, Saturday, January 14