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Drexel Dragons vs James Madison Dukes Preview

James Madison DukesDrexel Dragons
8-15February 08, 2014, 02:00 | John A. Daskalakis Center12-10

Drexel will look to improve on its 12-10 record on Saturday when they host James Madison in NCAA basketball odds action at John A. Daskalakis Center.

The Dragons are 12-10 so far on the season, and 9-11-1 ATS vs. the number. The Dukes, meanwhile, are 8-15 and 7-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Drexel go 11-10 and the Dukes go 7-12 on the totals.

View James Madison Dukes vs Drexel Dragons Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Dragons in this one found them listed as -8-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Dukes was expected to move the line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Dragons at No. 204 and the Dukes at No. 216 heading into this contest.

Last time out for James Madison, they were an 80-71 loser as they battled Towson on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. James Madison got 20 points from Andre Nation but lost anyway, 80-71, to Towson on Tuesday at SECU Arena.

Drexel won its last outing, a 61-50 result against UNC Wilmington on February 3. They earned a push in that game as a 11-point favorite. Drexel got 17 points from Tavon Allen en route to a 61-50 victory over UNC Wilmington on Monday at John A. Daskalakis Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Drexel's No. 168-ranked scoring average of 70.32 PPG, against a Dukes defense rated No. 88 and allowing 68 PPG. The Dragons FG% has averaged 42.52% to date this season, more than the Dukes shooters have managed so far (41.78% per game).

A few Dukes at Dragons trends to consider:
James Madison is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
James Madison is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of James Madison's last 6 games
James Madison is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Drexel is 2-8-1 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Drexel's last 9 games
Drexel is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Drexel is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
James Madison home to Hofstra, Monday, February 10th
Drexel at College of Charleston, Thursday, February 13th