Maine Black Bears vs. Duquesne Dukes Betting Prediction 12/16/18

Posts AdminArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

The Maine Black Bears (2-9) visit A.J. Palumbo Center to go head-to-head with the Duquesne Dukes (7-2). The Black Bears will attempt to put an end to their eight-game losing streak. The game starts at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 16, 2018.

Maine Black Bears vs. Duquesne Dukes ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Dukes were victorious over the William & Mary Tribe, 84-70, while the Black Bears fell to the Denver Pioneers, 63-50.

The Dukes had a much better turnover percentage (11.9 vs. 19.8) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.623 vs. 0.526). Maine, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (31.8 vs. 21.2). Duquesne’s Austin Rotroff had a good outing, putting up 17 points and seven rebounds. Maine was lifted by Vincent Eze, who recorded four points and 10 rebounds.

Duquesne could dominate the offensive glass in this meeting. The Dukes rank 37th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.5 percent), while Maine ranks 255th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.9 percent) dating back to the 2017-18 season. Ball security could be troublesome for the Black Bears. They rank 311th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 21.6 percent), while the Dukes have forced the 30th-most turnovers in the nation (opponents’ turnover percentage of 19.7 percent).

Maine vs. Duquesne Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Duquesne, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Duquesne ranks 19th in steals per game (6.4) while Maine ranks 180th in steals allowed per game (7.3).
  • The Dukes average 36.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 125th in the NCAA. The Black Bears rank 237th in rebounds allowed per game (37.8).
  • Duquesne ranks 37th in blocks per game (4.4) while Maine ranks 132nd (3.1).
  • The Dukes average 24.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 28th in the country. The Black Bears rank 172nd in three pointers allowed per game (23.3).
  • Duquesne ranks 48th in assists per game (12.8) while Maine ranks 186th (12.5).