James Madison Dukes take on RedHawks in NCAA basketball test
James Madison Dukes vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Odds
James Madison travels to Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, hoping to boost its 1-3 record with a victory over the RedHawks.
The RedHawks are 2-2 so far on the season, and 1-2 ATS vs. the number. The Dukes, meanwhile, are 1-3 and 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami (Ohio) go 1-1 and the Dukes go 0-0 on the totals.
The RedHawks were listed as 2.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the RedHawks rated this week at No. 259 and the Dukes sitting at No. 308. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 61-58 result in favor of the RedHawks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami (Ohio)'s No. 265-ranked offense, averaging 62.5 PPG, against a Dukes defense that ranks No. 333 at 81 PPG. The RedHawks field goal percentage has averaged 36.1% so far, less than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, James Madison owns the country's No. 328-rated mark, allowing 86 points per game on the highway. Miami (Ohio), on the other hand, rates No. 97 in scoring at home.
In their last action, James Madison was a 66-44 loser at home against North Dakota State. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. James Madison was run off the court by the Bison on Wednesday as North Dakota State routed them 66-44 at A.J. Palumbo Center.
Miami (Ohio) was a 72-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against William & Mary. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The RedHawks grabbed a 72-59 win over the Tribe on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Allen Roberts at Kaplan Arena.
James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing George Washington are 2-0
After a loss are 3-7
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing IUPU Fort Wayne are 0-1
After playing William & Mary are 0-1
After a win are 1-9
A few Dukes at RedHawks trends to consider:
James Madison is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Miami (Ohio) is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
James Madison home to George Washington, Wednesday, November 28
Miami (Ohio) at IUPU Fort Wayne, Saturday, December 1