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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Dukes over Seahawks

UNC Wilmington SeahawksJames Madison Dukes
Jan 9, 7:00 PM | JMU Center

UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs James Madison Dukes Odds

5-9TEAM RECORD7-8

The James Madison Dukes will hit the floor running against the visiting UNC Wilmington Seahawks Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Dukes bring a 7-8 record (7-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-9 Seahawks, who are 5-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed James Madison go 2-4 so far and the Seahawks go 4-3.

View UNC Wilmington vs James Madison Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Seahawks were listed as 7-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dukes sit at No. 309 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Seahawks sit at No. 282 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Dukes will win this game 64-59.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up James Madison's No. 194 nationally ranked offense (66.9 points per game) against a Seahawks defense that sits as the No. 216 at 68.4 PPG. The Dukes have been averaging 43% from the field, more than the Seahawks have managed so far this season (41.6% on average).

Defensively, UNC Wilmington features the nation's No. 271-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.4 points per game. James Madison, meanwhile, comes in at No. 261 nationally in scoring at home.

UNC Wilmington was a 68-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Northeastern. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. Tanner Milson scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Seahawks to a win (they lost 68-64 to Northeastern at Matthews Arena on Saturday).

James Madison was a 69-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Hampton. James Madison suffered a 69-65 loss against Hampton on Monday, getting 16 points from Rayshawn Goins in a losing effort at Hampton Convocation Center.

UNC Wilmington Seahawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing George Mason are 8-2
After playing Northeastern are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Drexel are 1-9
After playing Hampton are 0-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Seahawks at Dukes trends to consider:
UNC Wilmington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against James Madison
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UNC Wilmington's last 6 games when playing on the road against James Madison
UNC Wilmington 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 when playing UNC Wilmington
James Madison is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
James Madison is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing UNC Wilmington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of James Madison's last 6 games when playing at home against UNC Wilmington

Next up:
UNC Wilmington home to George Mason, Saturday, January 12
James Madison home to Drexel, Saturday, January 12