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Duquesne vs St. Bonaventure Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 18th Betting Odds

Dukes vs Bonnies Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Duquesne Dukes at St. Bonaventure Bonnies
  • Where: Saint Bonaventure at Reilly Center
  • Date: Wednesday, January 18th
  • Betting Odds: Duquesne -1, DUQ -119 | STBON -104 O/U 139.5

Dukes Preview:

The Duquesne Dukes head into today’s game in what will be their 19th game of the season, posting a record of 13-5. So far, the Dukes have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 1-3. This season, Duquesne has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 11-2. For today’s contest, Duquesne has a betting line set -1 points in their favor.

Duquesne will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Dae Dae Grant who is averaging 16.0 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 43.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.44 points per game.

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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.

Bonnies Preview:

Through 18 games, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies have an overall record of 9-9. Currently, the Bonnies have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 9-3. So far, the Bonnies have been the underdog 6 times, going 1-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.

St. Bonaventure will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Daryl Banks III who is averaging 16.33 points per game for the Bonnies. III 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 Bonnies’ offensive game plan is the play of Kyrell Luc who has hit 36.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.44 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for St. Bonaventure this season, as they are currently ranked 234th in college basketball at 70.1 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 Bonnies’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.6%, placing them 444th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: St. Bonaventure Bonnies +1

In this matchup, between the St. Bonaventure Bonnies and Duquesne Dukes, we recommend getting a bet down on St. Bonaventure to cover the spread as home dogs. Our analysis points to the Bonnies’ defense as the key reason that they will cover at +1. Look for Duquesne’s offensive struggles to continue, as their overall field goal percentage is just 404th in college basketball. Although the oddsmakers have Duquesne as the betting favorite, before tip-off we feel good about taking the points with St. Bonaventure at home.

 


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