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Hofstra Pride vs James Madison Dukes Preview

James Madison DukesHofstra Pride
11-18March 01, 2014, 07:00 | Hofstra Arena8-22

James Madison pays a visit to Hofstra on Saturday, hoping to send the Pride to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Hofstra Arena.

The Dukes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 8-15-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Pride are 12-9-4 ATS. James Madison is 10-14-1 on the totals; Hofstra is 12-11-1.

View James Madison Dukes vs Hofstra Pride Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Dukes were listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Pride - Dukes odds would favor the Dukes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Hofstra is rated No. 252 in the current Odds Shark poll, while James Madison is at No. 242.

Last time out for James Madison, they were a 69-66 loser as they battled Towson at home. They earned a push in the match as a 3-point underdog. The Dukes got 22 points from Andrey Semenov, but it was Towson that prevailed in a 69-66 final on Wednesday at JMU Center.

Hofstra was a 79-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against William & Mary. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. The Pride wasted a 28-point performance from Zeke Upshaw in losing to William & Mary 79-74 on Wednesday at Kaplan Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Dukes is ranked No. 193 in NCAA hoops at 33.48 per game. Contrast that with Hofstra’s No. 114 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Hofstra is the No. 72-ranked team in the country at 7.07 per game, while James Madison rates No. 227 at 4.79 per game.

A few Dukes at Pride trends to consider:
James Madison is 1-5-2 ATS in its last 8 games
James Madison is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
James Madison is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
James Madison is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Hofstra
Hofstra is 1-2-2 ATS in its last 5 games
Hofstra is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Hofstra's last 5 games
Hofstra is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home