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James Madison Dukes take on Tribe in NCAA Basketball Betting

College basketball betting interest will be high on Thursday when the Dukes of James Madison hit the hard court against the Tribe of William & Mary.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The William & Mary Tribe were listed as -9.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

James Madison Dukes vs William & Mary Tribe Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The James Madison Dukes will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 6-9 ATS against the betting line this season, while the William & Mary Tribe are 9-1 ATS. James Madison Dukes are 11-4 on betting the total; William & Mary Tribe are 5-5.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 74-rated William & Mary Tribe and the No. 182-ranked James Madison Dukes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features William & Mary's No. 12-ranked scoring average of 87.07 PPG, against a James Madison Dukes defense rated No. 235 and allowing 77.88 PPG. The William & Mary Tribe FG% has averaged 52.08% to date this season, more than the James Madison Dukes shooters have managed so far (42.11% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Darius Banks scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Dukes to a win (they lost 80-67 to Northeastern at Matthews Arena on Sunday).

William & Mary cruised to victory on Sunday, running Drexel out of the gym and running up a 85-63 score at John A. Daskalakis Center.

Betting Trends
  • James Madison is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of James Madison's last 7 games
  • James Madison is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • James Madison is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • William & Mary is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • William & Mary is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • William & Mary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • William & Mary is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing James Madison

Next Betting Matchups

James Madison home to Delaware, Saturday, January 13th
William & Mary at Towson, Saturday, January 13th