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Dukes open as college hoops underdog vs Dragons

Drexel DragonsJames Madison Dukes
Feb 8, 7:00 PM | JMU Center

Drexel Dragons vs James Madison Dukes Odds

19-5TEAM RECORD10-15

The visiting Dragons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at JMU Center against the James Madison Dukes.

The Dukes bring a 10-15 record (9-13 ATS) to this tilt against the 19-5 Dragons, who are 14-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed James Madison go 9-12-1 so far and the Dragons go 9-13.

View Drexel vs James Madison Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Dragons listed as 8-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 304 (Dukes) and the No. 122 (Dragons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-61 result in favor of the Dragons has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Dragons is ranked No. 136 in NCAA hoops at 35.3 per game. Contrast that with James Madison’s No. 268 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, James Madison is the No. 56-ranked team in the country at 7.6 per game, while Drexel rates No. 212 at 5.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Drexel owns the country's No. 6-rated mark, allowing 56.4 points per game on the highway. James Madison, on the other hand, rates No. 215 in scoring at home.

Drexel was a 65-57 winner in its last match on the road against Towson. They failed to cover the 17-point spread as favorites. The Dragons got a terrific 25-point effort from Frantz Massenat as Drexel defeated Towson 65-57 on Saturday at Towson Center.

James Madison was an 85-80 loser in their most recent outing at home against Delaware. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Dukes got a huge 30-point effort from A.J. Davis but still lost 85-80 against Delaware on Saturday at JMU Center.

Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Hofstra are 9-1
After playing Towson are 5-5
After a win are 10-0

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Towson are 2-8
After playing Delaware are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Dragons at Dukes trends to consider:
Drexel is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Drexel is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against James Madison
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drexel's last 6 games on the road
Drexel is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against James Madison
James Madison is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Drexel
James Madison is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
James Madison is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games when playing Drexel
James Madison is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Drexel

Next up:
Drexel home to Hofstra, Saturday, February 11
James Madison at Towson, Saturday, February 11