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James Madison Dukes vs Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Matchup Report

Kent State Golden FlashesJames Madison Dukes
Dec 6, 7:00 PM | JMU Center

Kent State Golden Flashes vs James Madison Dukes Odds

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The James Madison Dukes will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Kent State Golden Flashes at JMU Center on Tuesday in NCAAB play.

The Golden Flashes will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 2-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Dukes are 3-2 ATS. Kent State is 2-3 on the totals; James Madison is 2-2-1.

View Kent State vs James Madison Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Kent State before tip-off in this one will find them as 1.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dukes sit at No. 284 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Flashes sit at No. 163 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Golden Flashes will win this game 79-72.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Flashes rank No. 270 in NCAA Division 1 with 33 per game. That compares with James Madison’s No. 195 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where James Madison is college basketball's No. 8-ranked team at 9.8 per game, while the Golden Flashes rate No. 203 with 5.8 per game.

Defensively, Kent State features the nation's No. 39-rated defense on the road, allowing 60 points per game. James Madison, meanwhile, comes in at No. 73 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Kent State was a 57-48 winner at home against UAB. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as favorites. The Golden Flashes got 13 points from Randal Holt as Kent State ran past UAB 57-48 on Saturday at Memorial Athletic Center.

Last time out for James Madison, they were a 62-60 winner as they battled Hofstra on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. James Madison got 20 points from Humpty Hitchens en route to a 62-60 victory over Hofstra on Saturday at Hofstra Arena.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Western Carolina are 1-1
After playing UAB are 0-2
After a win are 7-3

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing The Citadel are 0-1
After playing Hofstra are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

A few Golden Flashes at Dukes trends to consider:
Kent State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kent State's last 9 games on the road
James Madison is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
James Madison is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home
James Madison is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Kent State at Western Carolina, Saturday, December 10
James Madison home to The Citadel, Monday, December 19

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