Georgia State Panthers face James Madison Dukes: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Georgia State Panthers vs James Madison Dukes Odds
The James Madison Dukes host Georgia State on Saturday, looking to build on their 16-13 mark against the 14-15 Panthers in college hoops action at JMU Center.
The Panthers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 13-14 ATS against the number this season, while the Dukes are 17-9 ATS. Georgia State is 15-7 on the totals; James Madison is 7-13.
The visitors opened as 4-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 Dukes - Panthers odds would favor the Panthers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. James Madison is rated No. 265 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Georgia State is at No. 227. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 67-66 win for the Panthers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Panthers rank No. 296 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.7 per game. That compares with James Madison’s No. 251 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where James Madison is college basketball's No. 219-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Panthers rate No. 81 with 7.1 per game.
Defensively, Georgia State features the nation's No. 115-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.9 points per game. James Madison, meanwhile, comes in at No. 255 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Georgia State, they were a 75-63 loser as they battled William & Mary on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. The Panthers got 15 points from R.J. Hunter, but it was William & Mary that prevailed in a 75-63 final on Monday at Kaplan Arena.
James Madison lost its last outing, a 66-64 result against Northeastern on February 20. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. James Madison got 21 points from A.J. Davis but lost anyway, 66-64, to Northeastern on Wednesday at Matthews Arena.
Georgia State Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Northeastern are 3-7
After playing William & Mary are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing William & Mary are 6-4
After playing Northeastern are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Panthers at Dukes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Georgia State's last 5 games on the road
Georgia State is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
James Madison is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of James Madison's last 6 games
James Madison is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of James Madison's last 6 games when playing Georgia State
Georgia State home to Northeastern, Wednesday, February 27
James Madison at William & Mary, Saturday, March 2