Duquesne Dukes vs. Saint Joseph’s Hawks ATS Prediction 01/08/20

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The Duquesne Dukes (12-2, 2-0 A10) will be at Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena to go head-to-head against the Saint Joseph’s Hawks (3-11, 0-2 A10) in an A10 matchup. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Duquesne Dukes at Saint Joseph’s Hawks ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Hawks fell to the 20th-ranked Dayton Flyers, 80-67, while the Dukes beat the Davidson Wildcats, 71-64.

Duquesne played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.245 (matching their season average) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.547 (above their season average of 0.518). Davidson was 0.097 and 0.468, respectively, for those same stats. Saint Joseph’s, meanwhile, held Dayton to an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.6 (below their season average of 28.9). Saint Joseph’s received a boost from Ryan Daly, who recorded 22 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Meanwhile, Michael Hughes had a good game for Duquesne, putting up 14 points and 13 rebounds.

This series was highly contested last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The Hawks won the most recent matchup 92-86. Saint Joseph’s made good use of their 26 trips to the charity stripe, making 23 of them (88.5 percent). Duquesne, meanwhile, was just 15-22 (68.2 percent). This will be the first meeting of the year between these two teams.

The ineffective offense of Saint Joseph’s will go head-to-head against the top-notch defense of Duquesne. The Hawks currently rank 297th in offensive efficiency, while the Dukes are 49th in defensive efficiency. The Dukes figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball.

Duquesne Dukes vs. Saint Joseph’s Hawks Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Duquesne, ATS Winner – Saint Joseph’s, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Duquesne ranks 33rd in rebounds allowed per game (31.6) while Saint Joseph’s ranks 268th (40.8).
  • The Hawks rank third in three pointers attempted per game (31.4) while the Dukes rank 86th (24.0).
  • Duquesne averages 7.9 steals per game, which ranks 54th in the nation. Saint Joseph’s ranks 130th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
  • The Dukes average 6.1 blocks per game, which ranks ninth in the nation. The Hawks rank 156th in blocks allowed per game (4.7).
  • Duquesne ranks 41st in assists allowed per game (10.6) while Saint Joseph’s ranks 169th (13.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Hawks have scored an average of 66.0 points per game (3.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 83.8 points per game (2.1 above their season average).
  • The Dukes have been outscored by an average of 0.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Duquesne has defeated opponents by an average of 11.4 points.