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James Madison DukesVirginia Commonwealth Rams
Feb 26, 12:00 PM | Siegel Center

James Madison Dukes vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds

20-10TEAM RECORD21-9

Virginia Commonwealth looks to cover the Rams-Dukes pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 21-9 mark when they host James Madison in college basketball action.

Virginia Commonwealth battles the Dukes, currently sitting with a 20-10 mark (13-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-7 for the Rams and 13-11 for the Dukes.

View James Madison vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Rams in this one, they're listed as 6-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rams - Dukes odds would favor the Dukes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Virginia Commonwealth is rated No. 167 in the current Odds Shark poll, while James Madison is at No. 126. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-74 win for the Rams.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Dukes is ranked No. 161 in NCAA hoops at 35.3 per game. Contrast that with Virginia Commonwealth’s No. 293 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Virginia Commonwealth is the No. 26-ranked team in the country at 8.2 per game, while James Madison rates No. 176 at 6.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, James Madison owns the country's No. 106-rated mark, allowing 68.2 points per game on the highway. Virginia Commonwealth, on the other hand, rates No. 179 in scoring at home.

In their last action, James Madison was a 75-59 loser at home against Old Dominion. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as underdogs. The Dukes endured a 75-59 loss at the hands of the Monarchs on Thursday, despite a 14-point effort from Denzel Bowles at JMU Center.

Virginia Commonwealth was a 64-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Drexel. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as underdogs. Virginia Commonwealth suffered a 64-60 loss against Drexel on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Jamie Skeen in a losing effort at John A. Daskalakis Center.

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Old Dominion are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Drexel are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1

A few Dukes at Rams trends to consider:
James Madison is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of James Madison's last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia Commonwe
James Madison is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia Commonwe
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against James Madison
Virginia Commonwealth is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing James Madison
Virginia Commonwealth is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games

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