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William & Mary TribeJames Madison Dukes
Jan 26, 8:00 PM | JMU Center

William & Mary Tribe vs James Madison Dukes Odds


JMU Center features an NCAAB clash between the host James Madison Dukes and the visiting William & Mary Tribe in college hoops action on Thursday.

James Madison battles the Tribe, currently sitting with a 4-17 mark (6-10-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-11-1 for the Dukes and 5-12 for the Tribe.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Dukes, most recently No. 294 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tribe, who rate No. 322 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 64-56 victory for the Dukes.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature James Madison's No. 258-rated squad against William & Mary's No. 316-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, James Madison rates No. 75 in the country with 7.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 141 nationally with 6.5 per match.

Defensively, William & Mary features the nation's No. 166-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.4 points per game. James Madison, meanwhile, comes in at No. 219 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for William & Mary, they were a 64-48 loser as they battled Drexel at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point underdog. The Tribe endured a 64-48 loss at the hands of the Dragons on Monday, despite an 18 -point effort from Marcus Thornton at Kaplan Arena.

James Madison was a 74-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Georgia State. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. James Madison got 15 points from Humpty Hitchens but lost anyway, 74-58, to Georgia State on Monday at GSU Sports Arena.

William & Mary Tribe Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Old Dominion are 5-5
After playing Drexel are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing George Mason are 5-5
After playing Georgia State are 2-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Tribe at Dukes trends to consider:
William & Mary is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against James Madison
William & Mary is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of James Madison's last 5 games when playing William & Mary
James Madison is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against William & Mary
James Madison is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
James Madison is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
William & Mary at Old Dominion, Saturday, January 28
James Madison at George Mason, Saturday, January 28