Saint Joseph’s Hawks vs. Duquesne Dukes Betting Prediction 01/12/19

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The Saint Joseph’s Hawks (7-8, 0-3 A10) will be at the A.J. Palumbo Center to square off against the Duquesne Dukes (10-5, 1-1 A10) in an A10 matchup. Action starts at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Saint Joseph’s Hawks at Duquesne Dukes Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Dukes beat the Fordham Rams, 66-61, while the Hawks lost big to the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, 73-47.

The Dukes had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.340 (above their season average of 0.253) and held the Rams to an effective field goal percentage of 0.447 (below their season average of 0.509). Saint Joseph’s, meanwhile, did a great job of converting from the free throw line (10-14; 71.4 percent). Eric Williams Jr. played a key role for Duquesne with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Saint Joseph’s, meanwhile, received a boost from Lamarr Kimble, who put up 16 points.

The Hawks won the lone game between these two teams last season, 82-75. Saint Joseph’s did a fantastic job of getting and making free throws (21-29; 72.4 percent). Duquesne, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (27.7 vs. 21.6). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Based on historical performance heading into this one, ball protection could play an integral role in this meeting. Saint Joseph’s commits the fewest miscues in the NCAA (turnover percentage of 13.4 percent), while the disruptive defense of Duquesne forces the 21st-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 24.1 percent).

Saint Joseph’s Hawks at Duquesne Dukes ATS Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Duquesne averages 25.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 63rd in the NCAA. Saint Joseph’s ranks 237th in three pointers allowed per game (26.5).
  • The Hawks rank 37th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Dukes rank 105th (3.7).
  • Duquesne ranks 134th in rebounds per game (36.1) while Saint Joseph’s ranks 188th in rebounds allowed per game (37.0).
  • The Dukes rank 16th in steals per game (9.0) while the Hawks rank 147th (5.5).
  • Duquesne averages 14.3 assists per game, which ranks 98th in the NCAA. Saint Joseph’s ranks 184th in assists allowed per game (14.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Hawks have scored an average of 53.4 points per game (16.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 65.4 points per game (7.1 below their season average).
  • The Dukes have been outscored by an average of 3.0 points in their last five games. For the season, Duquesne has defeated opponents by an average of 3.1 points.