James Madison Dukes visit San Diego Toreros in college basketball clash
James Madison Dukes vs San Diego Toreros Odds
The San Diego Toreros will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the James Madison Dukes at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday in NCAA hoops play.
This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The Toreros sit at 6-7 (5-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Dukes are currently 5-6 (5-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? San Diego is 2-2 OU, and James Madison is 2-2 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Toreros - Dukes odds would favor the Toreros if the lines were set according to our power ranks. San Diego is rated No. 227 in the current Odds Shark poll, while James Madison is at No. 315. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-67 win for the Toreros.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego's No. 182-ranked offense, averaging 67.6 PPG, against a Dukes defense that ranks No. 274 at 71.3 PPG. The Toreros field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, James Madison owns the country's No. 325-rated mark, allowing 80.4 points per game on the highway. San Diego, on the other hand, rates No. 140 in scoring at home.
James Madison was a 77-68 winner in its last match on the road against San Jose State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. LaVanne Pennington scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Spartans to a win (they lost 77-68 to James Madison at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday).
Last time out for San Diego, they were an 86-79 loser as they battled Oregon State on the road. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Chris Manresa scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Toreros to a win (they lost 86-79 to Oregon State at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday).
James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Old Dominion are 6-4
After a win are 2-8
San Diego Toreros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After playing Oregon State are 1-1
After a loss are 6-4
James Madison at Old Dominion, Wednesday, January 2
San Diego home to Morgan State, Saturday, December 29