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James Madison Dukes host Old Dominion Monarchs in college basketball action

Old Dominion MonarchsJames Madison Dukes
Feb 24, 7:00 PM | JMU Center

Old Dominion Monarchs vs James Madison Dukes Odds


The James Madison Dukes will hit the floor running against the visiting Old Dominion Monarchs Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season, the Dukes are 20-9 overall and 13-11 ATS ATS, while the Monarchs are 22-6 and 11-10-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, James Madison boasts a 12-11 on the OU, and Old Dominion is 10-10-1.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 126-ranked Dukes and the No. 48-rated Monarchs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-70 win for the Monarchs on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up James Madison's No. 94 nationally ranked offense (72.1 points per game) against a Monarchs defense that sits as the No. 5 at 58 PPG. The Dukes have been averaging 45.7% from the field, more than the Monarchs have managed so far this season (42.8% on average).

Defensively, Old Dominion features the nation's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.4 points per game. James Madison, meanwhile, comes in at No. 146 nationally in scoring at home.

Old Dominion won its last outing, a 74-63 result against Cleveland State on February 20. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. The Monarchs grabbed a 74-63 win over the Vikings on Sunday, behind an 18 -point effort from Kent Bazemore at Ted Constant Center.

James Madison was a 70-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Miami (Ohio). They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as favorites. Julius Wells scored 16 points leading the Dukes to a 70-69 victory over Miami (Ohio) at JMU Center on Saturday.

Old Dominion Monarchs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing William & Mary are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Virginia Commonwealth are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Monarchs at Dukes trends to consider:
Old Dominion is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against James Madison
Old Dominion is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of James Madison's last 5 games
James Madison is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
James Madison is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
James Madison is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Old Dominion home to William & Mary, Saturday, February 26
James Madison at Virginia Commonwealth, Saturday, February 26