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James Madison Dukes vs Towson Tigers in college hoops odds

Towson TigersJames Madison Dukes
20-9February 26, 2014, 07:00 | JMU Center11-17

James Madison will look to improve on its 11-17 record on Wednesday when they host Towson in NCAA basketball odds action at JMU Center.

Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 20-9 and 13-7-1 ATS on the year, while the Dukes are at 11-17 and 8-15-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Dukes are 9-14-1, while the Tigers have a 10-11 mark.

View Towson Tigers vs James Madison Dukes Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, James Madison sat as 2-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 242-rated Dukes and the No. 51-ranked Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Towson was an 83-77 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Hofstra. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Towson earned an 83-77 victory over Hofstra on Saturday, getting 22 points from Jerrelle Benimon at Hofstra Arena.

In their last action, James Madison was a 63-61 winner at home against Drexel. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Ron Curry scored 18 points leading the Dukes to a 63-61 victory over Drexel at JMU Center on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up James Madison's No. 249 nationally ranked offense (62.61 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 95 at 68.1 PPG. The Dukes have been averaging 41.16% from the field, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).

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

Next up:
Towson home to William & Mary, Saturday, March 1st
James Madison at Hofstra, Saturday, March 1st