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Where: A.J. Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, PA
When: Saturday, January 12, 4:00 PM. ET.
The Duquesne Dukes will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Saint Joseph’s Hawks on Saturday afternoon.
Hawks Trying To Snap Three-Game Losing Streak
The Hawks have struggled over the past two weeks, losing their last three games. They will try to snap out of their funk with a win over the Dukes, which will give them their third win in their last six games.
— SJU Hawks MBB (@SJUHawks_MBB) January 11, 2019
Saint Joseph’s has struggled offensively, averaging 70.3 points per game. The team is shooting 41 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range.
Charlie Brown Jr. leads the team with 19.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Lamarr Kimble is averaging 16.5 points and 3.3 rebounds per game, while Jared Bynum is averaging 11.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.
The Hawks have struggled defensively and are giving up 72.5 points per game. Their last three opponents averaged 76 points per game and they will need to play better to beat the Dukes on Saturday night.
Dukes Going For Third Win In Five Games
The Dukes have played well this season, winning 10 of their first 15 games. They managed to snap a two-game losing streak with a win over Fordham in their last game and will be trying to win their second game in a row and get their third win in their last five contests when they face the Hawks.
— Duquesne Basketball (@DuqMBB) January 10, 2019
Duquesne has played well offensively, averaging 73.1 points per game. The team is shooting 42 percent from the field and 31 percent from three-point range.
Eric Williams Jr. leads the way for the Dukes with 13.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Michael Hughes is averaging 11.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, while Sincere Carry is averaging 11.1 points and 5.6 assists per game.
The Dukes have also played well defensively, holding opponents to 70.1 points per game. They gave up 61 points in their last game and will need a similar effort to get past the Hawks on Saturday.
- 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games.
- 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Saint Joseph’s is:
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Dukes have struggled against the spread, losing three of their last four home games and six of their last eight games against teams with losing records. The Hawks have played well against the spread, winning their last four road games against teams with winning records and 10 of their last 14 games against teams with winning records.
Prediction: Saint Joseph’s Hawks
Full-Game Total Pick
The Hawks have played under the total in their last six games and in their last five games following an ATS loss. The Dukes have played under the total in six of their last eight games following an ATS loss.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Dukes will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Hawks in the first half of their last three games, averaging 33.7 points per game while the Hawks are averaging 26 points per game.
Prediction: Duquesne Dukes
Half-Time Total Bet
The Dukes and Hawks are averaging 59.7 points per game in the first half of their last three games and they will fall short of the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.