James Madison Dukes face William & Mary Tribe: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

James Madison DukesWilliam & Mary Tribe
March 2, 6:00 PM | Kaplan Arena

James Madison Dukes vs William & Mary Tribe Odds

16-14TEAM RECORD13-15

College hoops betting interest focuses on the William & Mary vs James Madison battle Saturday at Kaplan Arena as the Tribe look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Supporters of the Dukes have watched them go 16-14 and 17-10 ATS on the year, while the Tribe are at 13-15 and 10-11-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Tribe are 12-8-1, while the Dukes have a 7-14 mark.

View James Madison vs William Mary Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting James Madison before tip-off in this one found them as 1.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tribe sit at No. 207 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Dukes sit at No. 263 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tribe will win this game 69-67.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits William & Mary's No. 140-ranked offense, averaging 68.9 PPG, against a Dukes defense that ranks No. 132 at 64.7 PPG. The Tribe field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, James Madison owns the country's No. 178-rated mark, allowing 69.8 points per game on the highway. William & Mary, on the other hand, rates No. 184 in scoring at home.

James Madison was a 66-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against Georgia State. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Dukes got a 22-point effort from A.J. Davis, who added 10 rebounds, but Georgia State still managed to defeat James Madison 66-62 Saturday at JMU Center.

William & Mary won its last outing, a 73-72 result against UNC Wilmington on February 27. They earned a push in that game as a 1-point favorite. William & Mary earned a 73-72 victory over UNC Wilmington on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Marcus Thornton at Trask Coliseum.

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Georgia State are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

William & Mary Tribe Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing UNC Wilmington are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Dukes at Tribe trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of James Madison's last 5 games when playing on the road against William & Mary
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of James Madison's last 6 games on the road
James Madison is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against William & Mary
James Madison is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
William & Mary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
William & Mary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
William & Mary is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against James Madison
The total has gone OVER in 4 of William & Mary's last 5 games when playing at home against James Madison