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James Madison Dukes host The Citadel Bulldogs in college basketball action

The Citadel BulldogsJames Madison Dukes
Dec 19, 7:00 PM | JMU Center

The Citadel Bulldogs vs James Madison Dukes Odds

2-7TEAM RECORD4-3

The Citadel pays a visit to James Madison on Monday, hoping to send the Dukes to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at JMU Center.

The Dukes are 4-3 so far on the season, and 3-3 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 2-7 and 2-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen James Madison go 2-3-1 and the Bulldogs go 4-1 on the totals.

View The Citadel vs James Madison Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Dukes in this one, they're listed as 16.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dukes sit at No. 294 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 234 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Dukes will win this game 73-68.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up James Madison's No. 116 nationally ranked offense (71.6 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 332 at 78.3 PPG. The Dukes have been averaging 43.4% from the field, less than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).

Defensively, The Citadel features the nation's No. 341-rated defense on the road, allowing 87 points per game. James Madison, meanwhile, comes in at No. 210 nationally in scoring at home.

The Citadel was an 88-69 loser in their most recent outing at home against Charleston Southern. Ashton Moore scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 88-69 to Charleston Southern at McAlister Field House on Wednesday).

James Madison was a 71-51 loser in its last match at home against Kent State. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as underdogs. James Madison was run off the court by the Golden Flashes on Tuesday as Kent State routed them 71-51 at JMU Center.

The Citadel Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 0-10
After playing Charleston Southern are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing George Washington are 1-0
After playing Kent State are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bulldogs at Dukes trends to consider:
The Citadel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
James Madison is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
The Citadel at Denver, Thursday, December 22
James Madison at George Washington, Thursday, December 22

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