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NCAA hoops odds preview - William & Mary vs. James Madison

William & Mary TribeJames Madison Dukes
March 4, 8:30 PM | Richmond Coliseum

William & Mary Tribe vs James Madison Dukes Odds

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The William & Mary Tribe will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Dukes in James Madison at Richmond Coliseum on Friday in college basketball action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Colonial Tournament. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Richmond Coliseum.

The Tribe will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 8-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Dukes are 14-12 ATS. William & Mary is 10-8-1 on the totals; James Madison is 13-12.

View William & Mary vs James Madison Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Dukes in this one, they're listed as 7-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dukes - Tribe odds would favor the Dukes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. James Madison is rated No. 130 in the current Odds Shark poll, while William & Mary is at No. 265. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-64 win for the Dukes.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tribe is ranked No. 301 in NCAA hoops at 32 per game. Contrast that with James Madison’s No. 155 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, James Madison is the No. 176-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while William & Mary rates No. 42 at 7.9 per game.

Defensively, William & Mary features the nation's No. 209-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.9 points per game. James Madison, meanwhile, comes in at No. 165 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for William & Mary, they were a 77-58 loser as they battled Old Dominion on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 15-point underdog. William & Mary got 18 points from Julian Boatner but lost anyway, 77-58, to Old Dominion on Saturday at Ted Constant Center.

James Madison was a 72-69 winner in its last match on the road against Virginia Commonwealth. They covered the 6.5–point spread as underdogs. The Dukes grabbed a 72-69 win over the Rams on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Devon Moore at Siegel Center.

William & Mary Tribe Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Old Dominion are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
After playing Virginia Commonwealth are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Tribe at Dukes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of James Madison's last 5 games when playing William & Mary
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of James Madison's last 7 games
James Madison is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
James Madison is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing William & Mary

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