A10 foes will clash when the Duquesne Dukes (10-2) challenge the Saint Louis Billikens (11-2) at the UPMC Events Center. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
Saint Louis Billikens vs. Duquesne Dukes Odds Preview
In the Billikens’ last game, they were victorious over the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, 77-67. With 14 points, 16 rebounds and five assists, Saint Louis’ Jordan Goodwin put together a solid performance. Saint Louis dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculously low turnover percentage of 8.1 (better than their season average of 15.8) and a free throw rate of 0.429 (above their season average of 0.214). For those same stats, Bethune-Cookman was 13.3 and 0.269, respectively.
The Dukes are hoping for a better outcome after their 83-61 loss to the Marshall Thundering Herd in their last matchup. Marcus Weathers was the top scorer from either team with 25 points on 10-for-14 shooting. Marshall had an effective field goal percentage of 0.574 (above their season average of 0.501). Duquesne, on the other hand, did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (12-16; 75.0 percent).
This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year, after splitting two games last season. The Billikens won the most recent contest 85-75. The Billikens dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.324 and a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 47.1. For those same stats, the Dukes were 0.145 and 29.7, respectively.
Saint Louis Billikens at Duquesne Dukes ATS Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Duquesne, ATS Winner – Saint Louis, O/U – Under
Duquesne ranks 24th in assists allowed per game (9.8) while Saint Louis ranks 84th (11.8).
The Dukes’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.2, down from 11.5 for the season.
During their last five games, the Billikens have scored an average of 74.4 points per game (1.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 65.6 points per game (1.6 above their season average).