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Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens Open as College Basketball Underdog vs James Madison Dukes

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Bob Carpenter Center Saturday as the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens look to beat the odds vs the James Madison Dukes in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Delaware sat as 2-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

James Madison Dukes vs Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The James Madison Dukes will look to cover the spread vs the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens on Saturday, as the Dukes are 6-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Fightin' Blue Hens are 9-10 ATS. James Madison is 8-9-1 against the total, while Delaware is 8-11 versus the total betting line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 178-rated James Madison Dukes taking on the No. 307-rated Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Delaware's No. 257-ranked scoring average of 63.32 PPG, against a James Madison Dukes defense rated No. 81 and allowing 68.73 PPG. The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens FG% has averaged 40.4% to date this season, less than the James Madison Dukes shooters have managed so far (44.56% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jackson Kent scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Dukes to a win (they lost 87-76 to UNC Wilmington at JMU Center on Thursday).

Delaware was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by William & Mary and falling by a 82-58 score at Kaplan Arena.

Betting Trends
  • James Madison is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • James Madison is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • James Madison is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Delaware
  • James Madison is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Delaware
  • Delaware is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Delaware is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • Delaware is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Delaware is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

James Madison at Elon, Thursday, February 2nd
Delaware at Hofstra, Thursday, February 2nd

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