James Madison Dukes visit Georgia State Panthers in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
James Madison Dukes vs Georgia State Panthers Odds
Georgia State will look to improve on its 5-9 record on Saturday when they host James Madison in NCAA basketball odds action at GSU Sports Arena.
Georgia State battles the Dukes, currently sitting with a 7-6 mark (7-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-3 for the Panthers and 2-3 for the Dukes.
Bettors looking to go with the Panthers in this one found them listed as 2-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Dukes was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 307-rated James Madison taking on the No. 275-rated Panthers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 66-64 win for the Dukes on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Georgia State's No. 261-ranked scoring average of 63.9 PPG, against a Dukes defense rated No. 233 and allowing 69.1 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 42.3% to date this season, less than the Dukes shooters have managed so far (44.1% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, James Madison owns the country's No. 235-rated mark, allowing 73.7 points per game on the highway. Georgia State, on the other hand, rates No. 282 in scoring at home.
James Madison won its last outing, a 58-55 result against Old Dominion on January 2. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. The Dukes got 16 points from Rayshawn Goins as James Madison ran past Old Dominion 58-55 on Wednesday at Ted Constant Center.
Georgia State was a 77-60 loser in its last match at home against Drexel. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. R.J. Hunter scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 77-60 to Drexel at GSU Sports Arena on Wednesday).
James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Hampton are 1-2
After playing Old Dominion are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Georgia State Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Hofstra are 5-5
After playing Drexel are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Dukes at Panthers trends to consider:
James Madison is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
James Madison is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Georgia State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing James Madison
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia State's last 5 games when playing James Madison
Georgia State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Georgia State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
James Madison at Hampton, Monday, January 7
Georgia State at Hofstra, Monday, January 7