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Hatters vs Dukes College Hoops Game Preview

Stetson HattersJames Madison Dukes
Dec 30, 9:30 PM | UCF Arena

Stetson Hatters vs James Madison Dukes Odds

4-7TEAM RECORD6-4

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on UCF Arena Friday as host James Madison looks to handle the Stetson Hatters in NCAAB action.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (UCF Arena).

This season, the Dukes are 6-4 overall and 5-4 ATS ATS, while the Hatters are 4-7 and 1-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, James Madison boasts a 2-6-1 on the OU, and Stetson is 1-0.

View Stetson vs James Madison Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dukes sit at No. 276 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hatters sit at No. 236 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Dukes will win this game 71-63.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hatters rank No. 58 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.2 per game. That compares with James Madison’s No. 268 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where James Madison is college basketball's No. 16-ranked team at 8.9 per game, while the Hatters rate No. 42 with 8.3 per game.

Defensively, Stetson features the nation's No. 297-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.7 points per game. James Madison, meanwhile, comes in at No. 232 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Stetson was an 80-70 loser on the road against Central Florida. They covered the 15.5–point spread as underdogs. Adam Pegg scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Hatters to a win (they lost 80-70 to Central Florida at UCF Arena on Thursday).

James Madison was a 79-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Rhode Island. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as favorites. James Madison suffered a 79-60 loss against Rhode Island on Thursday, getting 10 points from Arman Marks in a losing effort at UCF Arena.

Next up:
Stetson at Kennesaw State, Monday, January 2
James Madison home to Old Dominion, Monday, January 2

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