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Dec 5, 7:00 PM | JMU Center

East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs James Madison Dukes Odds


The James Madison Dukes will try to cover the spread at JMU Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the East Tennessee State Buccaneers in NCAA basketball action.

The Dukes sit at 2-5 (2-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Buccaneers are currently 2-3 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? James Madison is 0-1 OU, and East Tennessee State is 0-0 OU.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 332-ranked Dukes and the No. 158-rated Buccaneers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 68-57 win for the Buccaneers on Wednesday.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up James Madison's No. 234 nationally ranked offense (64.7 points per game) against a Buccaneers defense that sits as the No. 77 at 60.4 PPG. The Dukes have been averaging 41.8% from the field, more than the Buccaneers have managed so far this season (41.3% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, East Tennessee State owns the country's No. 77-rated mark, allowing 63.7 points per game on the highway. James Madison, on the other hand, rates No. 335 in scoring at home.

East Tennessee State was a 94-46 winner in their most recent outing at home against Milligan. East Tennessee State cruised to victory on Thursday, running Milligan out of the gym and running up a 94-46 score at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.

Last time out for James Madison, they were a 71-61 winner as they battled Winthrop at home. The Dukes grabbed a 71-61 win over the Eagles on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Rayshawn Goins at JMU Center.

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Richmond are 5-5
After a win are 1-9

A few Buccaneers at Dukes trends to consider:
James Madison is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
James Madison is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
East Tennessee State at North Carolina, Saturday, December 8
James Madison home to Richmond, Saturday, December 8