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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors James Madison Dukes Over Appalachian State Mountaineers

The Appalachian State Mountaineers will look to improve on a 3-6 record on Saturday when they host the James Madison Dukes in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Holmes Convocation Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the James Madison Dukes in this one, their betting line was listed as -1-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

James Madison Dukes vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 3-6 and 2-3-1 ATS Appalachian State Mountaineers will face the 1-8 James Madison Dukes, who own a 1-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Appalachian State Mountaineers are 2-3 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the James Madison Dukes are 4-2-1.

The Mountaineers - Dukes odds would favor the Mountaineers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Appalachian State is rated No. 252 in the current Odds Shark poll, while James Madison is at No. 254.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Appalachian State has the nation's No. 65-rated offensive output, at 80 PPG. The visiting James Madison Dukes defense ranks No. 190 allowing on average 73.67 PPG. The Mountaineers FG% has averaged 42.81% so far, more than the Appalachian State Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.64% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Dukes endured a 74-67 loss at the hands of the Broncos on Saturday, despite a 18-point effort from Tom Vodanovich at University Arena.

Appalachian State cruised to victory on Sunday, running Montreat College out of the gym and running up a 116-57 score at Holmes Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • James Madison is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
  • James Madison is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Appalachian State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Appalachian State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

James Madison home to Richmond, Tuesday, December 20th
Appalachian State at Hampton, Wednesday, December 21st