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Saint Louis Duquesne Betting Preview

Duquesne DukesSaint Louis Billikens
11-15February 27, 2014, 08:00 | Chaifetz Arena25-2

The Duquesne Dukes will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Billikens in Saint Louis at Chaifetz Arena on Thursday in college basketball action.

Saint Louis battles the Dukes, currently sitting with a 11-15 mark (10-5-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-16 for the Billikens and 7-10 for the Dukes.

View Duquesne Dukes vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 15.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 37-ranked Billikens and the No. 235-rated Dukes in this matchup.

In their last action, Duquesne was a 57-54 loser at home against Dayton. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Dukes wasted a 26-point performance from Ovie Soko in losing to Dayton 57-54 on Saturday at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Last time out for Saint Louis, they were a 66-59 winner as they battled George Washington at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. Saint Louis earned a 66-59 victory over George Washington on Saturday, getting 16 points from Jordair Jett at Chaifetz Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Saint Louis's No. 71-rated squad against Duquesne's No. 137-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Saint Louis rates No. 148 in the country with 5.85 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 65 nationally with 7.15 per match.

A few Dukes at Billikens trends to consider:
Duquesne is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Duquesne's last 7 games
Duquesne is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Duquesne is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Saint Louis
Saint Louis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Louis's last 5 games
Saint Louis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Duquesne home to Massachusetts, Wednesday, March 5th
Saint Louis at Virginia Commonwealth, Saturday, March 1st