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Hofstra Pride battle vs James Madison Dukes highlights college odds menu

James Madison DukesHofstra Pride
Dec 3, 4:00 PM | Hofstra Arena

James Madison Dukes vs Hofstra Pride Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Hofstra vs James Madison battle Saturday at Hofstra Arena as the Pride look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Hofstra will face the 3-2 Dukes, who own a 2-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pride are 3-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Dukes are 2-1-1 favoring the OVER.

View James Madison vs Hofstra Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Pride as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 280 (Pride) and the No. 303 (Dukes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-73 result in favor of the Dukes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Hofstra's No. 168-ranked offense, averaging 68.7 PPG, against a Dukes defense that ranks No. 303 at 74.8 PPG. The Pride field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, less than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Defensively, James Madison features the nation's No. 213-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Hofstra, meanwhile, comes in at No. 234 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for James Madison, they were a 60-58 winner as they battled Pennsylvania on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Dukes grabbed a 60-58 win over the Quakers on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from A.J. Davis at The Palestra.

Hofstra lost its last outing, a 68-61 result against Boston University on November 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. The Pride got a 27-point effort from Mike Moore, who added 11 rebounds, but Boston University still managed to defeat Hofstra 68-61 Sunday at Thomas Ryan Center.

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Kent State are 1-0
After a win are 4-6

Hofstra Pride Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Wagner are 0-1
After playing Boston University are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Dukes at Pride trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of James Madison's last 5 games when playing on the road against Hofstra
James Madison is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
James Madison is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Hofstra
Hofstra is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing James Madison
Hofstra is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against James Madison
Hofstra is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Hofstra's last 5 games when playing James Madison

Next up:
James Madison home to Kent State, Tuesday, December 6
Hofstra at Wagner, Tuesday, December 6