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Drexel Dragons visit James Madison Dukes in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Drexel DragonsJames Madison Dukes
Jan 12, 4:00 PM | JMU Center

Drexel Dragons vs James Madison Dukes Odds

5-10TEAM RECORD8-8

The James Madison Dukes will hit the floor running against the visiting Drexel Dragons Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Dragons have watched them go 5-10 and 3-12 ATS on the year, while the Dukes are at 8-8 and 8-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Dukes are 2-5, while the Dragons have a 8-5 mark.

View Drexel vs James Madison Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 2.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 272-rated Drexel taking on the No. 309-rated Dukes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 66-65 win for the Dukes on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up James Madison's No. 184 nationally ranked offense (67.6 points per game) against a Dragons defense that sits as the No. 175 at 66.2 PPG. The Dukes have been averaging 43.4% from the field, more than the Dragons have managed so far this season (42.8% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Drexel owns the country's No. 60-rated mark, allowing 63.8 points per game on the highway. James Madison, on the other hand, rates No. 232 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Drexel was a 63-58 loser at home against Northeastern. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Drexel suffered a 63-58 loss against Northeastern on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Frantz Massenat in a losing effort at John A. Daskalakis Center.

James Madison was a 78-50 winner in its last match at home against UNC Wilmington. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Dukes and Seahawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UNC Wilmington was handed a 78-50 defeat on Wednesday at JMU Center.

Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing William & Mary are 7-3
After playing Northeastern are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing George Mason are 6-4
After playing UNC Wilmington are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Dragons at Dukes trends to consider:
Drexel is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against James Madison
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drexel's last 5 games when playing on the road against James Madison
Drexel is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Drexel is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against James Madison
James Madison is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of James Madison's last 5 games when playing at home against Drexel
James Madison is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of James Madison's last 6 games when playing Drexel

Next up:
Drexel at William & Mary, Saturday, January 19
James Madison at George Mason, Tuesday, January 15