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Hofstra Pride Host the James Madison Dukes in NCAA College Basketball Action

College hoops betting interest focuses on the James Madison Dukes vs Hofstra Pride battle Thursday at Hofstra Arena as the Pride look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Hofstra Pride betting line as -8.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

James Madison Dukes vs Hofstra Pride Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The James Madison Dukes will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 3-8 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Hofstra Pride are 5-5-1 ATS. James Madison Dukes are 5-5-1 on betting the total; Hofstra Pride are 7-4.

The Hofstra Pride sit at No. 125 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the James Madison Dukes sit at No. 292 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Hofstra's No. 23-rated squad against James Madison's No. 167-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Hofstra rates No. 30 in the country with 9.33 per game, while their foes tonight, the James Madison Dukes rank No. 216 nationally with 6.2 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Dukes and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Towson was handed a 64-44 defeat on Monday at JMU Center.

Justin Wright-Foreman went off for 30 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as William & Mary handed Hofstra a 95-93 defeat at Hofstra Arena.

Betting Trends
  • James Madison is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
  • James Madison is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • James Madison is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Hofstra
  • James Madison is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Hofstra
  • Hofstra is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Hofstra is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home
  • Hofstra is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing James Madison
  • Hofstra is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing James Madison

Next Betting Matchups

James Madison at Northeastern, Saturday, January 7th
Hofstra at College of Charleston, Saturday, January 7th