James Madison favored by 6.5 against Old Dominion on Saturday
Old Dominion Monarchs vs James Madison Dukes Odds
The James Madison Dukes host Old Dominion on Saturday, looking to build on their 10-10 mark against the 2-16 Monarchs in college hoops action at JMU Center.
The Dukes bring a 10-10 record (10-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-16 Monarchs, who are 5-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed James Madison go 2-9 so far and the Monarchs go 6-5.
Bettors looking to side with James Madison in this one found them as 6.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Dukes, most recently No. 296 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Monarchs, who rate No. 298 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 65-57 victory for the Dukes.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits James Madison's No. 239-ranked offense, averaging 65 PPG, against a Monarchs defense that ranks No. 250 at 69.8 PPG. The Dukes field goal percentage has averaged 41.3% so far, more than the Monarchs marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.2% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Old Dominion owns the country's No. 212-rated mark, allowing 71.5 points per game on the highway. James Madison, on the other hand, rates No. 271 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Old Dominion, they were a 69-54 loser as they battled Georgia State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Old Dominion got 14 points from Dimitri Batten but lost anyway, 69-54, to Georgia State on Saturday at Ted Constant Center.
Last time out for James Madison, they were a 64-50 winner as they battled Delaware at home. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. James Madison earned a 64-50 victory over Delaware on Wednesday, getting 16 points from A.J. Davis at JMU Center.
Old Dominion Monarchs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Towson are 6-4
After playing Georgia State are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9
James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing UNC Wilmington are 4-6
After playing Delaware are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
A few Monarchs at Dukes trends to consider:
Old Dominion is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against James Madison
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Old Dominion's last 6 games when playing on the road against James Madison
Old Dominion is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Old Dominion is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of James Madison's last 5 games
James Madison is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of James Madison's last 6 games when playing at home against Old Dominion
James Madison is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Old Dominion
Old Dominion home to Towson, Wednesday, January 30
James Madison home to UNC Wilmington, Monday, January 28