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Drexel Dragons Face the James Madison Dukes: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Drexel takes to the basketball court against James Madison on Saturday, hoping to send the Dukes to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at JMU Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Drexel Dragons before tip-off in this one found them as 1.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Drexel Dragons vs James Madison Dukes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The James Madison Dukes currently sport a 2-11 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-8 ATS. The Drexel Dragons are 6-7 and 4-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the James Madison Dukes produce a 4-4-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Drexel Dragons have gone 5-4 against the totals betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 310-ranked James Madison Dukes and the No. 187-rated Drexel Dragons in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits James Madison's No. 251-ranked offense, averaging 65.69 PPG, against a Dragons defense that ranks No. 204 at 75.31 PPG. The Dukes field goal percentage has averaged 43.19% so far, more than the Dragons marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.11% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miles Overton scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Dragons to a win (they lost 75-67 to Pennsylvania at Palestra on Wednesday).

James Madison earned a 82-65 victory over East Mennonite on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Paulius Satkus at JMU Center.

Betting Trends
  • Drexel is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • Drexel is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing James Madison
  • Drexel is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing James Madison
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Drexel's last 12 games when playing James Madison
  • James Madison is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games
  • James Madison is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • James Madison is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Drexel
  • James Madison is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Drexel

Next Betting Matchups

Drexel home to Northeastern, Monday, January 2nd
James Madison at Towson, Monday, January 2nd