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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Virginia Cavaliers in Battle with James Madison Dukes

Virginia Cavaliers

vs

James Madison Dukes
Friday, November 14, 2014 7:00 PM ET
JMU Center

James Madison looks to cover the Dukes-Cavaliers pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 11-20 mark when they host Virginia in college basketball betting action.

Virginia Cavaliers vs James Madison Dukes Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Virginia Cavaliers opened as -19-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total was set to open a bit later (check out [custom:bodog] for the latest situation).

Virginia Cavaliers vs James Madison Dukes Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the James Madison Dukes are 11-20 overall and 8-17-2 ATS, while the Virginia Cavaliers are 30-7 and 21-11-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, James Madison boasts a 12-14-1 on the OU, and Virginia is 14-18-1.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 228-rated James Madison Dukes and the No. 24-ranked Virginia Cavaliers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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How Virginia Cavaliers vs James Madison Dukes Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up James Madison's No. 241 nationally ranked offense (63.26 points per game) against a Virginia Cavaliers defense that sits as the No. 1 at 55.68 PPG. The James Madison Dukes have been averaging 40.9% from the field, less than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (45.38% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cavaliers endured a 61-59 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Friday, despite a 17-point effort from Malcolm Brogdon at Madison Square Garden.

James Madison got 18 points from Andre Nation but lost anyway, 80-71, to Towson on Saturday at Baltimore Arena.

Virginia Cavaliers vs James Madison Dukes Betting Odds Trends

Virginia is 18-5-1 ATS in its last 24 games
Virginia is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games
Virginia is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
James Madison is 1-7-2 ATS in its last 10 games
James Madison is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of James Madison's last 5 games
James Madison is 1-2-2 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia home to Norfolk State, Sunday, November 16th
James Madison at Radford, Monday, November 17th

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