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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Elon Phoenix Underdogs vs James Madison Dukes

College hoops betting interest focuses on the James Madison Dukes vs Elon Phoenix battle Saturday at Alumni Gym as the Phoenix look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Elon Phoenix betting line as 1.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

James Madison Dukes vs Elon Phoenix Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the James Madison Dukes have watched them go 14-5 and 8-8 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Elon Phoenix are at 12-8 and 6-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Elon Phoenix are 7-6, while the James Madison Dukes have a 6-10 mark.

The Phoenix - Dukes odds would favor the Dukes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Elon is rated No. 228 in the current Odds Shark poll, while James Madison is at No. 36.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Elon's No. 92-rated squad against James Madison's No. 62-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Elon rates No. 5 in the country with 10.6 per game, while their foes tonight, the James Madison Dukes rank No. 22 nationally with 9.2 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Dukes and Dragons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Drexel was handed a 68-45 defeat on Thursday at JMU Center.

Elon was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by William & Mary and falling by a 89-67 score at Kaplan Arena.

Betting Trends
  • James Madison is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • James Madison is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of James Madison's last 7 games
  • James Madison is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Elon is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Elon's last 5 games
  • Elon is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Elon is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

James Madison home to UNC Wilmington, Thursday, January 28th
Elon at Hofstra, Thursday, January 28th

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