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Elon Phoenix take on Dukes in NCAA Basketball Betting

Elon Phoenix


James Madison Dukes
Saturday, January 17, 2015 8:00 PM ET
JMU Center

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the James Madison Dukes try to run the Elon Phoenix off the court at JMU Center in college hoops action.

Elon Phoenix vs James Madison Dukes Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you were backing the Elon Phoenix in this one, their betting line was listed as 5-point underdogs earlier in the day at 5Dimes.

Elon Phoenix vs James Madison Dukes Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

James Madison Dukes battles the Elon Phoenix, currently sitting with a 10-8 mark (8-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 3-6 for the James Madison Dukes and 4-4 for the Elon Phoenix.

The James Madison Dukes sit at No. 212 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Elon Phoenix sit at No. 234 on the same chart.

How Elon Phoenix vs James Madison Dukes Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features James Madison's No. 198-ranked scoring average of 64.72 PPG, against a Elon Phoenix defense rated No. 185 and allowing 68.56 PPG. The James Madison Dukes FG% has averaged 44.24% to date this season, more than the Elon Phoenix shooters have managed so far (42.92% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Elon suffered a 66-50 loss against College of Charleston on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Elijah Bryant in a losing effort at Alumni Gym.

James Madison got 15 points from Yohanny Dalembert en route to a 54-35 victory over Drexel on Thursday at John A. Daskalakis Center.

Elon Phoenix vs James Madison Dukes Betting Odds Trends

Elon is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
James Madison is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
James Madison is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Elon home to Towson, Thursday, January 22nd
James Madison at Northeastern, Thursday, January 22nd