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Dukes open as college hoops underdog vs Patriots

George Mason PatriotsJames Madison Dukes
Jan 14, 7:00 PM | JMU Center

George Mason Patriots vs James Madison Dukes Odds

12-5TEAM RECORD8-8

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for George Mason when they take on the Dukes on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Dukes sport records of 8-8 and 5-9 ATS heading into this battle, while the Patriots have 12-5 and 6-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-10-1 for the Dukes and 5-10 for the Patriots.

View George Mason vs James Madison Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Dukes as 4.5-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Dukes, most recently No. 313 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Patriots, who rate No. 118 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-64 victory for the Patriots.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Patriots is ranked No. 123 in NCAA hoops at 36.1 per game. Contrast that with James Madison’s No. 258 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, James Madison is the No. 80-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while George Mason rates No. 287 at 4.9 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, George Mason owns the country's No. 58-rated mark, allowing 64.6 points per game on the highway. James Madison, on the other hand, rates No. 264 in scoring at home.

In their last action, George Mason was a 60-53 loser on the road against Drexel. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Mike Morrison scored 10 points in a futile effort to lead the Patriots to a win (they lost 60-53 to Drexel at John A. Daskalakis Center on Thursday).

In their last action, James Madison was a 65-45 loser on the road against Virginia Commonwealth. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs. James Madison was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Virginia Commonwealth and falling by a 65-45 score at Siegel Center.

George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Delaware are 3-7
After playing Drexel are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing UNC Wilmington are 3-7
After playing Virginia Commonwealth are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

A few Patriots at Dukes trends to consider:
George Mason is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against James Madison
George Mason is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of James Madison's last 5 games when playing George Mason
James Madison is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
James Madison is 3-13 ATS in its last 16 games when playing George Mason
James Madison is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against George Mason

Next up:
George Mason home to Delaware, Wednesday, January 18
James Madison at UNC Wilmington, Wednesday, January 18

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