Duquesne Dukes vs. Saint Louis Billikens - 1/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Louis Billikens (6-9) at Duquesne Dukes (10-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm (A.J. Palumbo Center)
The Line: Duquesne Dukes -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Louis Billikens will travel to play the Duquesne Dukes in an A-10 game on Wednesday.
The Duquesne Dukes are 10-6 (0-3) and are coming off of a loss to George Washington by a score of 91-64. Duquesne has lost 4 games in a row to George Washington, Davidson, Dayton, and Georgia Tech. Duquesne also has losses to Pepperdine and Pittsburgh. Duquesne is averaging 78 points per game while giving up 74.7 points per game. Duquesne is also averaging 39.6 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game. Derrick Colter is averaging 17.1 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game for Duquesne. Micah Mason is averaging 14.7 points per game and 4.3 assists per game for the Dukes. Duquesne is shooting 66.4% on free throws, 34.6% on three-pointers, and 46% on all field goal attempts.
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The Saint Louis Billikens are 6-9 (1-2) and are coming off of a loss to VCU by a score of 72-56. Saint Louis has lost 6 of their last 7 games, with their only win coming against George Washington. Saint Louis has been playing poorly for most of the season, as they really struggle on the offensive end. Saint Louis is averaging 63.5 points per game while giving up 68.3 points per game. Saint Louis is also averaging 32 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. Miles Reynolds is averaging 11.1 points per game and 3.6 assists per game for Saint Louis. Ash Yacoubou is also averaging 11 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Billikens. Saint Louis is shooting 70.5% on free throws, 30.3% on three-pointers, and 42.8% on all field goal attempts.
Saint Louis is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games. Saint Louis is 8-23 ATS in their last 31 conference games. The under is 5-1 in the Saint Louis last 6 road games. Duquesne is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. Duquesne is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 4-1 in Duquesne’s last 5 conference games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Saint Louis has not impressed me this season and I have trouble picking them at all. Duquesne has a better overall record, but is looking for their first conference win. Saint Louis really struggles on offense, while Duquesne is averaging about 13 points per game more. I like the home team in this matchup.