Saint Louis Billikens vs. Duquesne Dukes - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duquesne Dukes (14-7) at Saint Louis Billikens (8-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Chaifetz Arena)
The Line: Saint Louis Billikens +1.5 -- Over/Under: 149 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Billikens host the Duquesne Dukes in a pivotal Atlantic Ten bout.
The Duquesne Dukes harbor dreams of cracking the top four in the Atlantic Ten and that’s a possibility if they keep winning. The Dukes have won four of five after knocking off La Salle 87-60 as an 11.5 point favorite on Tuesday with a 55-34 second half run fueling the rout. This came down to which team shot the ball better with La Salle held to 30% from the floor while the Dukes 46% marksmanship resulting eleven more field goals. Derrick Colter paced the Dukes scoring spree with 27 points on 9-18 with Micah Mason adding 14 points and ten assists. LG Gill netted eleven points and hauled in seven boards while an eleven point, 15 rebound performance coming from Eric James.
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The St. Louis Billikens began the season playing well although things have tailed off the past month. The Billikens had won consecutive contests before neither end of the floor had any success in a 73-37defeat at Dayton as a 16.5 point underdog on Wednesday. A 47-20 second half run broke this open with the Billikens 27% shooting performance setting the tone with the Flyers 47% accuracy adding up to ten more field goals. SLU went 3-24 from distance while Dayton sank 14 more free throws. The Billikens did not have a double digit scorer with Reggie Agbeko, Davell Roby and Miles Reynolds leading the offense with six points apiece.
The over is 7-1 in Duquesne last 8 Saturday games. St. Louis are 7-22-1 ATS in their last 30 home games and are 13-40-1 ATS in their last 54 games overall while going 10-26 ATS in their last 36 vs. Atlantic 10. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The Dukes are improved but can they win on the road?