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James Madison Dukes vs Towson Tigers Odds
The Towson Tigers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the James Madison Dukes at Towson Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Tigers sit at 9-9 (8-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Dukes are currently 9-9 (9-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Towson is 5-4 OU, and James Madison is 2-7 OU.
Bettors looking to side with Towson in this one found them as 2-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 128-rated Tigers and the No. 293-ranked Dukes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 68-66 result in favor of the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Dukes rank No. 284 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.2 per game. That compares with Towson’s No. 31 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Towson is college basketball's No. 313-ranked team at 4.5 per game, while the Dukes rate No. 237 with 5.6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, James Madison owns the country's No. 221-rated mark, allowing 72.1 points per game on the highway. Towson, on the other hand, rates No. 229 in scoring at home.
James Madison was a 68-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against George Mason. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. Rayshawn Goins scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Dukes to a win (they lost 68-57 to George Mason at Patriot Center on Tuesday).
In their last action, Towson was a 69-66 winner on the road against Delaware. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. Towson got 19 points from Jerrelle Benimon en route to a 69-66 victory over Delaware on Wednesday at Bob Carpenter Center.
James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Delaware are 2-8
After playing George Mason are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Towson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Georgia State are 1-9
After playing Delaware are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
A few Dukes at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of James Madison's last 5 games when playing on the road against Towson
James Madison is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Towson
James Madison is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road
James Madison is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Towson
Towson is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Towson's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Towson's last 5 games when playing at home against James Madison
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Towson's last 8 games when playing James Madison
James Madison home to Delaware, Thursday, January 24
Towson home to Georgia State, Monday, January 21