Planning on watching today’s Hawks and Dukes game? Catch the action at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh, PA, as the Dukes hosts this showdown at 2:30 ET on USA. The over/under for this game is set at 147 points, and Duquesne is favored by -2.5 vs. Saint Joseph’s in a Atlantic 10 conference matchup.


The Pick: Duquesne Dukes -2.5

This game will be played at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse at 2:30 ET on Saturday, February 17th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Dukes.
  • Not only will Duquesne pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can the Hawks Lock in a Road Win?

Through 25 games, Saint Joseph’s has a 16-9 record, including a 6-6 mark in Atlantic 10 play. The Hawks are 4-6 on the road this season, and they have gone 2-5 when listed as the underdog.

Most recently, Saint Joseph’s lost to Loyola Chicago by a score of 64-59. Over the team’s last 10 road games, it has gone 4-6.

As the underdog this season, Saint Joseph’s has gone 3-4 vs. the spread. On the road, the Hawks are 5-5 ATS this year and 13-12 overall. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Saint Joseph’s has a 6-4 ATS mark.

This season, the over/under record for Saint Joseph’s games is 14-10-1, and today’s over/under line of 147 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (146.8). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

The Saint Joseph’s offense is coming off a game where they scored 59 points against Loyola Chicago. They posted a field goal percentage of 32.8% and connected on 7 threes. Offensively, the Hawks hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 169th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 69th in terms of percentage and 7th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Hawks’ defense is positioned 151st in the country, permitting 71.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Saint Joseph’s’ defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.6% this season.

Does Duquesne Stand a Chance at Home?

At home this season, Duquesne is 10-4, and over their last ten games at home, they have gone 7-3. Their average scoring margin at home is +4.7, and the Dukes are 11-5 when favored.

Overall, Duquesne is 14-10, and their record in Atlantic 10 games is 4-7. In their last game, they lost to Dayton by a score of 75-59. So far, the Dukes have played 24 games.

As the favorite, Duquesne has struggled vs. the spread this year, going just 6-10. Their ATS mark at home is 5-9 and their last 10 games as the favorite have resulted in a 3-7 ATS record.

This season, the over/under record for Duquesne games is 7-15-1. The average scoring total in their games this year is 139.4 points, which is 4.5 points lower than the average over/under line of 143.9. Today’s over/under line of 147 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this year. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1-1 and the average scoring total is 136 points.

The Duquesne offense is coming off a game in which they scored 59 points vs. Dayton. Overall their field goal percentage was 50% while connecting on 6 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Dae Dae Grant who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17. Jimmy Clark III also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.8.

So far, the Dukes’ defense is ranked 78th in the country at 68.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.1 threes per game vs. Saint Joseph’s. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.6%.