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Valparaiso Crusaders

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James Madison Dukes
Monday, December 29, 2014 7:00 PM ET
JMU Center

The James Madison Dukes will hit the floor running against the away Valparaiso Crusaders Monday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs James Madison Dukes Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the Valparaiso Crusaders before tip-off in this one found them as -1.5-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs James Madison Dukes Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Valparaiso Crusaders will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Monday; they are 5-4 ATS against the betting line this season, while the James Madison Dukes are 3-4 ATS. Valparaiso Crusaders are 1-1 on betting the total; James Madison Dukes are 1-2.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the James Madison Dukes rated this week at No. 211 and the Valparaiso Crusaders sitting at No. 71.

How Valparaiso Crusaders vs James Madison Dukes Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up James Madison's No. 168 nationally ranked offense (67.08 points per game) against a Valparaiso Crusaders defense that sits as the No. 33 at 58.77 PPG. The James Madison Dukes have been averaging 44.32% from the field, less than the Crusaders have managed so far this season (46.77% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the and didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as was handed a 82-55 defeat on Wednesday at .

The Dukes got 17 points from Jackson Kent, but it was Norfolk State that prevailed in a 74-71 final on Monday at JMU Center.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs James Madison Dukes Betting Odds Trends

Valparaiso is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Valparaiso is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
James Madison is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Valparaiso at Oakland, Friday, January 2nd
James Madison at Towson, Saturday, January 3rd

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