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Duquesne vs Saint Joseph’s Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds
Dukes vs Hawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Duquesne Dukes at Saint Joseph’s Hawks
- Where: Philadelphia at Hagan Arena
- Date: Wednesday, January 11th
- Betting Odds: Duquesne -2.5, DUQ -147 | STJOE +120 O/U 144.0
The Duquesne Dukes head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 12-5. So far, the Dukes have played 3 games on the road, with a record of 0-3. This season, Duquesne has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 10-2. For today’s contest, Duquesne has a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.
Duquesne will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Dae Dae Grant who is averaging 15.94 points per game for the Dukes. Grant is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Dukes’ offensive game plan is the play of Jimmy Clark III who has hit 43.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.53 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Duquesne this season, as they are currently ranked 376th in college basketball at 65.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Dukes’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.5%, placing them 446th in the NCAA.
Saint Joseph’s will take the floor against the Dukes with an overall record of 6-9. So far this season, Saint Joseph’s has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-6. For the season, Saint Joseph’s has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 1-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Hawks being +2.5 point underdogs.
Saint Joseph’s’ leading scorer this season is Erik Reynolds Jr., who is averaging 18.0 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 25.0% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.0 rebounds per game and 2.53 assists. Cameron Brown is the second leading scorer for the Hawks, averaging 13.53 points per game. Between him and Brown, they are accounting for 43.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Saint Joseph’s this season, as they are currently ranked 310th in college basketball at 67.6 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.6%, placing them 280th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Duquesne Dukes -2.5
Going into this matchup between the Saint Joseph’s Hawks and Duquesne Dukes our college basketball statistical model recommend taking Duquesne to not only win but cover the spread. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the line set at -2.5 in favor of the Dukes. Although the school doesn’t have the strongest record vs the spread on the road of late (5-5), our model shows the Dukes’ defense doing a good job taking away Saint Joseph’s’ ability to knock down 3’s at their usual rate. In this spot, we will be getting our wager on Duquesne laying the points.
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