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James Madison Dukes visit College of Charleston Cougars in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

James Madison DukesCollege of Charleston Cougars
6-9January 07, 2014, 07:00 | TD Arena8-7

A key college battle sees the visiting James Madison Dukes travelling to College of Charleston Tuesday to take on the Cougars.

College of Charleston will face the 6-9 Dukes, who own a 5-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cougars are 4-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Dukes are 3-8 favoring the OVER.

View James Madison Dukes vs College of Charleston Cougars Odds and Stats.

College of Charleston opened as -7-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cougars rated this week at No. 83 and the Dukes sitting at No. 275.

James Madison was a 60-55 winner in their most recent outing on the road against UNC Wilmington. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Dukes got 24 points from Charles Cooke as James Madison ran past UNC Wilmington 60-55 on Saturday at Trask Coliseum.

Last time out for College of Charleston, they were a 60-50 winner as they battled Howard at home. Willis Hall scored 18 points leading the Cougars to a 60-50 victory over Howard at TD Arena on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up College of Charleston's No. 250 nationally ranked offense (63.07 points per game) against a Dukes defense that sits as the No. 91 at 67.6 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 41.53% from the field, less than the Dukes have managed so far this season (41.94% on average).

Next up:
James Madison home to Delaware, Saturday, January 11th
College of Charleston at Hofstra, Saturday, January 11th