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College Basketball Matchup - James Madison Dukes Old Dominion Monarchs Odds Preview

Old Dominion MonarchsJames Madison Dukes
Jan 2, 3:00 PM | JMU Center

Old Dominion Monarchs vs James Madison Dukes Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the James Madison vs Old Dominion battle Monday at JMU Center as the Dukes look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Supporters of the Monarchs have watched them go 6-7 and 4-5 ATS on the year, while the Dukes are at 7-4 and 5-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Dukes are 2-7-1, while the Monarchs have a 4-4 mark.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Dukes, most recently No. 299 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Monarchs, who rate No. 128 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 67-65 victory for the Dukes.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Monarchs is ranked No. 74 in NCAA hoops at 37.7 per game. Contrast that with James Madison’s No. 255 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, James Madison is the No. 21-ranked team in the country at 8.6 per game, while Old Dominion rates No. 303 at 4.6 per game.

Defensively, Old Dominion features the nation's No. 85-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. James Madison, meanwhile, comes in at No. 222 nationally in scoring at home.

Old Dominion lost its last outing, a 75-68 result against Missouri on December 30. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. The Monarchs endured a 75-68 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Friday, despite a 16-point effort from Kent Bazemore at Ted Constant Center.

James Madison was a 71-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Stetson. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as favorites. Aaron Graham went off for 26 points and added 9 rebounds but it wasn't enough as James Madison handed Stetson a 71-69 defeat at UCF Arena.

Old Dominion Monarchs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing George Mason are 7-3
After playing Missouri are 1-1
After a loss are 7-3

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing William & Mary are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Monarchs at Dukes trends to consider:
Old Dominion is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against James Madison
Old Dominion is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of James Madison's last 5 games
James Madison is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
James Madison is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home
James Madison is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Old Dominion

Next up:
Old Dominion home to George Mason, Thursday, January 5
James Madison at William & Mary, Wednesday, January 4