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James Madison Dukes face Towson Tigers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

James Madison DukesTowson Tigers
8-14February 04, 2014, 07:00 | SECU Arena14-8

The Towson Tigers will hit the floor running against the visiting James Madison Dukes Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Tigers sport a record of 14-8 and 7-6-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Dukes have 8-14 and 7-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-8 for the Tigers and 6-12 for the Dukes.

View James Madison Dukes vs Towson Tigers Odds and Stats.

The Tigers were listed as -7.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Tigers sit at No. 71 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Dukes sit at No. 216 on the same chart.

Last time out for James Madison, they were an 81-79 loser as they battled William & Mary at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. James Madison suffered an 81-79 loss against William & Mary on Sunday, getting 23 points from Andrey Semenov in a losing effort at JMU Center.

Towson won its last outing, a 75-73 result against Drexel on February 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite. Jerrelle Benimon scored 25 points for Towson on Saturday, leading the Tigers to a 75-73 win over Drexel at SECU Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Dukes rank No. 212 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.18 per game. That compares with Towson’s No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Towson is college basketball's No. 131-ranked team at 6.05 per game, while the Dukes rate No. 212 with 5 per game.

A few Dukes at Tigers trends to consider:
James Madison is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
James Madison is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of James Madison's last 5 games
James Madison is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Towson is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Towson is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
Towson is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games when playing James Madison
Towson is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing James Madison

Next up:
James Madison at Drexel, Saturday, February 8th
Towson at College of Charleston, Saturday, February 8th