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Richmond Spiders take on Dukes in NCAA basketball test

Richmond SpidersJames Madison Dukes
Dec 8, 7:00 PM | JMU Center

Richmond Spiders vs James Madison Dukes Odds

7-2TEAM RECORD3-5

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on JMU Center Saturday as host James Madison looks to handle the Richmond Spiders in NCAA hoops action.

James Madison will face the 7-2 Spiders, who own a 2-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Dukes are 0-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Spiders are 2-2 favoring the OVER.

View Richmond vs James Madison Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Spiders were listed as 6.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 251-rated Richmond taking on the No. 332-rated Dukes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 78-63 win for the Spiders on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spiders is ranked No. 251 in NCAA hoops at 33.1 per game. Contrast that with James Madison’s No. 292 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, James Madison is the No. 224-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while Richmond rates No. 55 at 7.8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Richmond owns the country's No. 112-rated mark, allowing 66 points per game on the highway. James Madison, on the other hand, rates No. 315 in scoring at home.

Richmond was an 80-53 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Old Dominion. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Richmond cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Old Dominion out of the gym and running up an 80-53 score at Ted Constant Center.

James Madison was a 70-45 winner in its last match at home against East Tennessee State. James Madison cruised to victory on Wednesday, running East Tennessee State out of the gym and running up a 70-45 score at JMU Center.

Richmond Spiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Old Dominion are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing East Tennessee State are 1-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Spiders at Dukes trends to consider:
Richmond is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Richmond is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
James Madison is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
James Madison is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Richmond
James Madison is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
James Madison is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing Richmond

Next up:
Richmond home to Stetson, Saturday, December 15
James Madison home to UNC Greensboro, Sunday, December 16