Saint Joseph at Duquesne 1/12/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
The Saint Joseph's Hawks (7 - 8, 0 - 3 CONF) are on the road this week as they seek to take out the hometown Duquesne Dukes (10 - 5, 1 - 1 CONF). Duquesne will be hosting this game at the AJ Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Duquesne comes into this game having lost two out of their past three games. Saint Joseph's has lost three-straight games of their own. Duquesne will be slightly favored in what should be a close matchup.
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are scoring 70 PPG on offense this season while shooting 41% from the floor as a team. Saint Joseph's is led in scoring by the play of Charlie Brown Jr (20 PPG, 5 RPG) and he'll be tasked with taking care of business in this one. Saint Joseph's is surrendering 73 PPG to opposing teams on defense so far this season.
Duquesne will be taking the court with a team that has enough talent to win games but has been marred by inconsistency all year long. Duquesne is scoring 73 PPG on offense this season while shooting 43% from the floor as a team. Duquesne leans on the play of Eric Williams (14 PPG, 8 RPG) and he'll be the guy we highlight in this matchup. Duquesne will have the home crowd behind them from the beginning, so getting out early will be hugely important for the Dukes.
This Dukes team is much improved over last year and think it's proven again in nice home win on Saturday. Final Score Prediction, Duquesne Dukes win and cover ATS 79-70.