James Madison Dukes visit Drexel Dragons in college basketball clash
James Madison Dukes vs Drexel Dragons Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for James Madison when they take on the Drexel Dragons on Sunday in college hoops betting action.
The Dragons sport records of 9-14 and 6-17 ATS heading into this battle, while the Dukes have 14-11 and 14-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-10 for the Dragons and 4-12 for the Dukes.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Drexel sat as 5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dragons sit at No. 225 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Dukes sit at No. 249 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Dukes will win this game 64-62.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Dukes rank No. 233 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.4 per game. That compares with Drexel’s No. 229 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Drexel is college basketball's No. 229-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Dukes rate No. 234 with 5.6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, James Madison owns the country's No. 202-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. Drexel, on the other hand, rates No. 276 in scoring at home.
James Madison was an 81-71 winner in its last match at home against William & Mary. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. A.J. Davis scored 27 points for James Madison on Wednesday, leading the Dukes to an 81-71 win over William & Mary at JMU Center.
Drexel was a 78-66 loser in their most recent outing at home against Old Dominion. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites. The Dragons got 18 points from Derrick Thomas, but it was Old Dominion that prevailed in a 78-66 final on Thursday at John A. Daskalakis Center.
James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Towson are 2-8
After playing William & Mary are 2-8
After a win are 7-3
Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing George Mason are 6-4
After playing Old Dominion are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
A few Dukes at Dragons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of James Madison's last 5 games when playing on the road against Drexel
James Madison is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
James Madison is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Drexel
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drexel's last 5 games when playing at home against James Madison
Drexel is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against James Madison
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drexel's last 5 games when playing James Madison
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drexel's last 5 games at home
James Madison home to Towson, Tuesday, February 12
Drexel home to George Mason, Thursday, February 14