Looking to win big? The Billikens and Dukes face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Dukes are hosting the game at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh, PA. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 149 points, and Duquesne is favored by -8.5 to win at home against Saint Louis.


The Pick: Saint Louis Billikens +8.5

This game will be played at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 20th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Dukes.
  • Even though we have Duquesne winning straight-up, we like Saint Louis at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Billikens Find a Way to Win in Pittsburgh?

After a 95-85 loss to VCU, Saint Louis will look to snap a two-game losing streak. The Billikens have gone just 2-8 on the road this season, and they are 4-13 as the underdog.

Overall, Saint Louis is 9-16, including a 2-10 record in Atlantic 10 play. They have gone 7-6 in non-conference action.

As the underdog this season, Saint Louis has gone 8-9 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-5 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 4-6 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Saint Louis games is 14-9-1. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 147.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 149 is higher than that average. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 179 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-4-1.

Saint Louis recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 85 points against VCU. This output exceeded their season average of 74 points per game. The top scorer for the Billikens was Sincere Parker with 30 points, while Terrence Hargrove Jr. also added 18 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today’s game, the Saint Louis defense is giving up an average of 78.3 points per contest. Against VCU in their most recent game, the Saint Louis defense gave up a total of 95 points while allowing VCU to hit 47% of their shots.

Is It the Dukes Game to Lose at Home?

At home this season, Duquesne has been much better than on the road, going 11-4 compared to 3-6. Their average scoring margin at home is +5.1, compared to -3.0 on the road.

So far this season, the Dukes have been favored in 17 of their 25 games, going 12-5 in those contests. They are 15-10 overall and 5-7 in Atlantic 10 play.

When looking at Duquesne’s ATS record this season, they are currently 10-14. At home, their ATS mark is 6-9. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Dukes have gone 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, Duquesne is 1-2 ATS.

On the season, Duquesne games have an over/under record of 7-16-1 and today’s line of 149 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (144). This year, 18 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1-1 and the average scoring total in those contests is 132 points.

In their most recent game, the Duquesne offense put up just 66 points vs. the Saint Joseph’s Hawks. Overall, they are now averaging 71.4 points per game which is 290th in the country. The Duquesne offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 23.2 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 33% of their looks from outside this season.

At this time, the Dukes’ defense is positioned 69th in the country, permitting 67.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. Saint Louis. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.3%.