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Drexel Dragons vs Dukes College Hoops Game Preview

Drexel DragonsJames Madison Dukes
14-11February 19, 2014, 07:00 | JMU Center10-17

The James Madison Dukes will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Drexel Dragons at JMU Center in NCAA basketball action.

James Madison will face the 14-11 Dragons, who own a 12-11-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Dukes are 9-13-1 on the OU so far this season while the Dragons are 13-11.

View Drexel Dragons vs James Madison Dukes Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -1-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dukes rated this week at No. 256 and the Dragons sitting at No. 67.

Drexel was a 74-63 winner in its last match at home against Hofstra. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. Drexel earned a 74-63 victory over Hofstra on Sunday, getting 24 points from Frantz Massenat at John A. Daskalakis Center.

James Madison was a 64-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against UNC Wilmington. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Andrey Semenov scored 18 points leading the Dukes to a 64-62 victory over UNC Wilmington at JMU Center on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits James Madison's No. 247-ranked offense, averaging 62.59 PPG, against a Dragons defense that ranks No. 96 at 68.12 PPG. The Dukes field goal percentage has averaged 41.3% so far, less than the Dragons marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.79% per game.

A few Dragons at Dukes trends to consider:
Drexel is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Drexel is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Drexel's last 12 games
Drexel is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
James Madison is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
James Madison is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
James Madison is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
James Madison is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next up:
Drexel at Delaware, Sunday, February 23rd
James Madison at Towson, Wednesday, February 26th