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James Madison Dukes vs UNC Wilmington Seahawks in college hoops odds

UNC Wilmington SeahawksJames Madison Dukes
March 2, 12:00 PM | Richmond Coliseum

UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs James Madison Dukes Odds

9-20TEAM RECORD12-19

James Madison looks to cover the Dukes-Seahawks pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 12-19 mark when they host UNC Wilmington in college basketball action.

This game is part of the Colonial Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Richmond Coliseum).

The Seahawks will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 12-13-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Dukes are 11-17 ATS. UNC Wilmington is 16-10-1 on the totals; James Madison is 12-15-1.

View UNC Wilmington vs James Madison Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting UNC Wilmington before tip-off in this one will find them as 2-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Dukes, most recently No. 307 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Seahawks, who rate No. 176 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 65-62 victory for the Dukes.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features James Madison's No. 210-ranked scoring average of 66.3 PPG, against a Seahawks defense rated No. 283 and allowing 71.4 PPG. The Dukes FG% has averaged 42.2% to date this season, more than the Seahawks shooters have managed so far (41.8% per game).

Defensively, UNC Wilmington features the nation's No. 257-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.5 points per game. James Madison, meanwhile, comes in at No. 237 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for UNC Wilmington, they were a 93-64 loser as they battled Hofstra on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog. UNC Wilmington was run off the court by the Pride on Saturday as Hofstra routed them 93-64 at Hofstra Arena.

In their last action, James Madison was a 65-59 winner at home against Towson. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites. The Dukes grabbed a 65-59 win over the Tigers on Saturday, behind a 12-point effort from Andrey Semenov at JMU Center.

UNC Wilmington Seahawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
After playing Hofstra are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
After playing Towson are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Seahawks at Dukes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of James Madison's last 5 games when playing UNC Wilmington
James Madison is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing UNC Wilmington
James Madison is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
James Madison is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games when playing UNC Wilmington