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James Madison Dukes Visit College of Charleston Cougars in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The James Madison Dukes hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at TD Arena against the College of Charleston Cougars.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the College of Charleston Cougars to cover the point spread in this one found them as -8.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

James Madison Dukes vs College of Charleston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

College of Charleston Cougars battles the James Madison Dukes, currently sitting with a 6-14 mark (6-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 7-10 for the College of Charleston Cougars and 6-9-1 for the James Madison Dukes.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the College of Charleston Cougars rated this week at No. 47 and the James Madison Dukes sitting at No. 179.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and College of Charleston has the nation's No. 254-rated offensive output, at 64.55 PPG. The visiting James Madison Dukes defense ranks No. 70 allowing on average 67.6 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 39.24% so far, less than the College of Charleston Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.48% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jackson Kent scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Dukes to a win (they lost 73-72 to William & Mary at Kaplan Arena on Thursday).

College of Charleston got 17 points from Joe Chealey but lost anyway, 65-59, to UNC Wilmington on Thursday at TD Arena.

Betting Trends
  • James Madison is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of James Madison's last 6 games
  • James Madison is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • James Madison is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing College of Charleston
  • College of Charleston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of College of Charleston's last 7 games
  • College of Charleston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • College of Charleston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing James Madison

Next Betting Matchups

James Madison home to UNC Wilmington, Thursday, January 26th
College of Charleston at Towson, Thursday, January 26th

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