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Colonial Tournament - College basketball point spread favors Tigers in battle with Dukes

James Madison DukesTowson Tigers
11-19March 08, 2014, 06:00 | Baltimore Arena22-9



The Towson Tigers hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the James Madison Dukes pay a visit to Baltimore Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Dukes will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 8-16-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tigers are 13-8-2 ATS. James Madison is 11-14-1 against the total, while Towson is 11-12 versus the number.

View James Madison Dukes vs Towson Tigers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Tigers in this one found them listed as -8-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Dukes was expected to move the line.

The Tigers sit at No. 76 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Dukes sit at No. 203 on the same chart.

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James Madison lost its last outing, an 82-71 result against Hofstra on March 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. James Madison got 17 points from Andrey Semenov but lost anyway, 82-71, to Hofstra on Saturday at Hofstra Arena.

Towson was a 70-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against William & Mary. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Towson got 21 points and 16 rebounds from Jerrelle Benimon en route to a 70-68 victory over William & Mary on Saturday at SECU Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Dukes rank No. 191 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.5 per game. That compares with Towson’s No. 11 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Towson is college basketball's No. 154-ranked team at 5.77 per game, while the Dukes rate No. 218 with 4.93 per game.

A few Dukes at Tigers trends to consider:
James Madison is 1-6-2 ATS in its last 9 games
James Madison is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of James Madison's last 9 games
James Madison is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Towson
Towson is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Towson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Towson's last 6 games
Towson is 16-6-1 ATS in its last 23 games when playing James Madison

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