George Mason Patriots vs James Madison Dukes Preview
James Madison Dukes vs George Mason Patriots Odds
Patriot Center will host George Mason Patriots vs. James Madison Dukes action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Patriots sport records of 9-7 and 7-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Dukes have 9-8 and 9-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-5 for the Patriots and 2-6 for the Dukes.
Bettors looking to back visiting James Madison before tip-off in this one found them as 8.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Patriots - Dukes odds would favor the Patriots if the lines were set according to our power ranks. George Mason is rated No. 178 in the current Odds Shark poll, while James Madison is at No. 293. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-66 win for the Patriots.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and George Mason has the nation's No. 233-rated offensive output, at 65.4 PPG. The visiting Dukes defense ranks No. 179 allowing on average 66.4 PPG. The Patriots FG% has averaged 44.1% so far, more than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.
Defensively, James Madison features the nation's No. 221-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.6 points per game. George Mason, meanwhile, comes in at No. 293 nationally in scoring at home.
James Madison won its last outing, a 51-43 result against Drexel on January 12. They covered in that game as a 4-point favorite. The Dukes grabbed a 51-43 win over the Dragons on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from Rayshawn Goins at JMU Center.
Last time out for George Mason, they were an 82-74 loser as they battled UNC Wilmington on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. The Patriots wasted a 25-point performance from Sherrod Wright in losing to UNC Wilmington 82-74 on Saturday at Trask Coliseum.
James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Towson are 2-8
After playing Drexel are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
George Mason Patriots Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Hofstra are 8-2
After playing UNC Wilmington are 9-1
After a loss are 8-2
A few Dukes at Patriots trends to consider:
James Madison is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
James Madison is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games when playing on the road against George Mason
James Madison is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against George Mason
George Mason is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing James Madison
The total has gone OVER in 5 of George Mason's last 5 games when playing James Madison
George Mason is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against James Madison
George Mason is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home
James Madison at Towson, Saturday, January 19
George Mason home to Hofstra, Saturday, January 19