James Madison Dukes vs San Jose State Spartans Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday as host San Jose State looks to handle the James Madison Dukes in NCAA hoops action.
MGM Grand Garden Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
The Spartans sport records of 5-4 and 4-2-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Dukes have 4-6 and 4-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-4 for the Spartans and 1-2 for the Dukes.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Dukes were listed as 2-point favorites earlier in the day at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 53-ranked Spartans and the No. 315-rated Dukes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-67 win for the Spartans on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Dukes rank No. 309 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.3 per game. That compares with San Jose State’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where San Jose State is college basketball's No. 190-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Dukes rate No. 213 with 5.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, James Madison owns the country's No. 338-rated mark, allowing 83.5 points per game on the highway. San Jose State, on the other hand, rates No. 220 in scoring at home.
James Madison was an 85-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against UNC Greensboro. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Rayshawn Goins scored 23 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading James Madison over UNC Greensboro, 85-73, on Sunday at JMU Center.
San Jose State was a 75-54 loser in their most recent outing at home against Santa Clara. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. San Jose State was run off the court by the Broncos on Tuesday as Santa Clara routed them 75-54 at The Event Center.
James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing UNC Greensboro are 1-0
After a win are 1-9
San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Santa Clara are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Dukes at Spartans trends to consider:
San Jose State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
San Jose State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
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San Jose State at Texas State, Saturday, December 29