James Madison Dukes visit UCLA Bruins in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
James Madison Dukes vs UCLA Bruins Odds
The James Madison Dukes will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bruins in UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Thursday in college basketball action.
Supporters of the Dukes have watched them go 0-0 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Bruins are at 2-0 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bruins are 1-0, while the Dukes have a 0-0 mark.
The Dukes were listed as 17.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bruins at No. 98 and the Dukes at No. 308 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 52-38 result in favor of the Bruins.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Dukes is ranked No. 348 in NCAA hoops at 0 per game. Contrast that with UCLA’s No. 15 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UCLA is the No. 306-ranked team in the country at 3 per game, while James Madison rates No. 347 at 0 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, James Madison owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. UCLA, on the other hand, rates No. 79 in scoring at home.
James Madison lost its last outing, a 70-59 result against UNC Wilmington on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. James Madison got 12 points from Humpty Hitchens but lost anyway, 70-59, to UNC Wilmington on Friday at Richmond Coliseum.
Last time out for UCLA, they were an 80-79 winner as they battled UC Irvine at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 16.5-point favorite. The Anteaters were burned for 26 points by Jordan Adams on Tuesday as the Bruins put another game in the win column, 80-79, at Pauley Pavilion.
James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Duquesne are 1-1
After playing UNC Wilmington are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
UCLA Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Georgetown are 1-1
After playing UC Irvine are 4-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Dukes at Bruins trends to consider:
James Madison is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
UCLA is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
UCLA is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
James Madison at Duquesne, Monday, November 19
UCLA at Georgetown, Monday, November 19