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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Ball State Cardinals Over James Madison Dukes

James Madison Dukes


Ball State Cardinals
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Worthen Arena

The James Madison Dukes will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Cardinals in Ball State at Worthen Arena on Wednesday in college basketball betting odds action.

James Madison Dukes vs Ball State Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Bettors looking to go with the Ball State Cardinals in this one found them listed as -3-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu for Wednesday's contest. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Dukes was expected to move the line.

James Madison Dukes vs Ball State Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ball State Cardinals bring a 3-4 record (4-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-3 Dukes, who are 2-4 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Ball State go 1-0 so far and the James Madison Dukes go 1-2.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Ball State Cardinals at No. 224 and the James Madison Dukes at No. 276 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

How James Madison Dukes vs Ball State Cardinals Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Ball State's No. 65-ranked scoring average of 73.71 PPG, against a James Madison Dukes defense rated No. 160 and allowing 67 PPG. The Ball State Cardinals FG% has averaged 46.03% to date this season, more than the James Madison Dukes shooters have managed so far (44.67% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ron Curry scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Dukes to a win (they lost 70-58 to East Carolina at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Saturday).

Ball State suffered a 65-62 loss against Valparaiso on Saturday, getting 14 points from Sean Sellers in a losing effort at Athletics-Recreation Center.

James Madison Dukes vs Ball State Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

James Madison is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
James Madison is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
James Madison is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ball State is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games
Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

James Madison home to High Point, Saturday, December 20th
Ball State at San Diego State, Saturday, December 20th