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Dukes face Rhode Island Rams: NCAAB odds preview and stats

James Madison DukesRhode Island Rams
Dec 29, 9:30 PM | UCF Arena

James Madison Dukes vs Rhode Island Rams Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for James Madison when they take on the Rams on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

The game is being played at UCF Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Dukes will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 5-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Rams are 3-8 ATS. James Madison is 2-5-1 on the totals; Rhode Island is 6-5.

View James Madison vs Rhode Island Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting James Madison before tip-off in this one will find them as 10.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rams sit at No. 250 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Dukes sit at No. 276 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Dukes will win this game 74-61.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Dukes rank No. 260 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.3 per game. That compares with Rhode Island’s No. 89 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rhode Island is college basketball's No. 276-ranked team at 4.9 per game, while the Dukes rate No. 14 with 9 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, James Madison owns the country's No. 105-rated mark, allowing 67.2 points per game on the highway. Rhode Island, on the other hand, rates No. 282 in scoring at home.

Last time out for James Madison, they were a 62-57 winner as they battled George Washington on the road. They covered in the match as a 3-point underdog. James Madison got 22 points from A.J. Davis en route to a 62-57 victory over George Washington on Thursday at Charles E. Smith Center.

In their last action, Rhode Island was an 80-61 loser at home against Providence. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as underdogs. Rhode Island got 15 points from Jonathan Holton but lost anyway, 80-61, to Providence on Friday at Thomas Ryan Center.

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Old Dominion are 6-4
After playing George Washington are 1-0
After a win are 4-6

Rhode Island Rams Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Boston College are 4-1
After playing Providence are 9-1
After a loss are 1-9

A few Dukes at Rams trends to consider:
Rhode Island is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
James Madison home to Old Dominion, Monday, January 2
Rhode Island at Boston College, Monday, January 2