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James Madison Dukes host Delaware Blue Hens in college basketball action

Delaware Blue HensJames Madison Dukes
Jan 23, 7:00 PM | JMU Center

Delaware Blue Hens vs James Madison Dukes Odds


The James Madison Dukes hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Delaware Blue Hens pay a visit to JMU Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Blue Hens have watched them go 8-10 and 8-7 ATS on the year, while the Dukes are at 9-10 and 9-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Dukes are 2-8, while the Blue Hens have a 8-3 mark.

View Delaware vs James Madison Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Dukes at No. 296 and the Blue Hens at No. 161 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 67-66 result in favor of the Blue Hens.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits James Madison's No. 239-ranked offense, averaging 65.1 PPG, against a Blue Hens defense that ranks No. 264 at 70.1 PPG. The Dukes field goal percentage has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Blue Hens marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.

Defensively, Delaware features the nation's No. 254-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. James Madison, meanwhile, comes in at No. 264 nationally in scoring at home.

Delaware lost its last outing, a 74-70 result against Northeastern on January 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. Delaware got 21 points from Jarvis Threatt but lost anyway, 74-70, to Northeastern on Saturday at Bob Carpenter Center.

James Madison was a 73-47 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Towson. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. James Madison was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Towson and falling by a 73-47 score at Towson Center.

Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Drexel are 4-6
After playing Northeastern are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Old Dominion are 7-3
After playing Towson are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Blue Hens at Dukes trends to consider:
Delaware is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against James Madison
Delaware is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
James Madison is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of James Madison's last 6 games when playing Delaware
James Madison is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
James Madison is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Delaware

Next up:
Delaware at Drexel, Monday, January 28
James Madison home to Old Dominion, Saturday, January 26