Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Dukes versus the Bonnies? Tip off is at at 2:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPNU. The game will be played at Reilly Center in Saint Bonaventure, NY. The over/under for this Atlantic 10 conference contest is set at 139.5 points, with St. Bonaventure being favored by -6 at home against Duquesne.
DUQUESNE DUKES VS ST. BONAVENTURE BONNIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: St. Bonaventure Bonnies -6
This game will be played at Reilly Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE ST. BONAVENTURE BONNIES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bonnies.
- Not only will St. Bonaventure pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Will Duquesne Win on the Road?
Despite being the underdog, Duquesne has been the favorite in 16 of their 22 games this season, going 11-5 in those games. On the road, the Dukes have struggled, going just 2-5 compared to their 10-4 record at home.
Over their last 10 road games, Duquesne has gone just 3-7, and they are coming off a 72-59 loss to Davidson. So far this season, the Dukes have gone 13-9, including a 3-6 record in Atlantic 10 play.
As the underdog, Duquesne has gone 2-3 vs. the spread this season and their overall ATS record is 8-13. On the road, the Dukes are 3-4 vs. the spread this year and their last 10 road ATS mark is 5-5. In their last 3 road games, Duquesne has a 2-1 ATS record.
This season, the over/under record for Duquesne games is 6-15. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 139.5 points, which is similar to today’s over/under line of 139.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points.
Duquesne offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 59 points against Davidson. In that game, they made 5/19 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 40.4%. One area that the Duquesne offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 125th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 42%.
So far, the Dukes’ defense is ranked 70th in the country at 67.6 points per contest. So far, the Duquesne defense is giving up an average of 9.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.5 times per game (550th).
Does St. Bonaventure Have What it Takes at Home?
St. Bonaventure has been a completely different team at home compared to on the road this season. The Bonnies are 11-4 at home and have an average scoring margin of +8.7 points per game. Their current home winning streak is at four games, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at home.
Overall, St. Bonaventure is 14-8 this season and 5-5 in Atlantic 10 play. They have been the favorite in 15 of their games and have gone 12-3 in those contests. In their last game, the Bonnies defeated Massachusetts by a score of 79-73.
St. Bonaventure has an overall ATS record of 12-10 this season. At home, they are 8-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bonnies have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.
St. Bonaventure’s over/under record for the season is 12-10 and today’s line of 139.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (138.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points and their over/under record during that span is 2-1.
St. Bonaventure recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 79 points against Massachusetts. This output exceeded their season average of 73.9 points per game. Leading St. Bonaventure in scoring vs. Massachusetts was Charles Pride with his 19 points. Chad Venning also added 15 points for the Bonnies.
Currently, the Bonnies’ defense holds the 49th rank in the nation, allowing 66.5 points per game. Against Massachusetts in their most recent game, the St. Bonaventure defense gave up a total of 73 points while allowing Massachusetts to hit 50% of their shots.