James Madison Dukes home to UNC Greensboro Spartans in NCAA Basketball betting action
UNC Greensboro Spartans vs James Madison Dukes Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between James Madison and UNC Greensboro on Sunday, with the host Dukes trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Dukes sport records of 3-6 and 3-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Spartans have 2-5 and 2-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-1 for the Dukes and 0-1 for the Spartans.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Spartans were listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dukes sit at No. 320 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Spartans sit at No. 101 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Spartans will win this game 75-70.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits James Madison's No. 198-ranked offense, averaging 67.2 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 340 at 78.4 PPG. The Dukes field goal percentage has averaged 43% so far, less than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UNC Greensboro owns the country's No. 297-rated mark, allowing 78.5 points per game on the highway. James Madison, on the other hand, rates No. 290 in scoring at home.
Last time out for UNC Greensboro, they were an 84-54 winner as they battled The Citadel at home. They covered in the match as a 11-point favorite. The battle between the Spartans and Bulldogs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as The Citadel was handed an 84-54 defeat on Saturday at Greensboro Coliseum.
James Madison was an 83-82 loser in its last match at home against Richmond. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Dukes endured an 83-82 loss at the hands of the Spiders on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Devon Moore at JMU Center.
UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing UNC Wilmington are 2-0
After playing The Citadel are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
After playing Richmond are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Spartans at Dukes trends to consider:
UNC Greensboro is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
James Madison is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
James Madison is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
UNC Greensboro at UNC Wilmington, Wednesday, December 19
James Madison home to San Jose State, Saturday, December 22