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NCAA hoops odds preview - James Madison vs. Detroit

James Madison DukesDetroit Titans
Feb 18, 2:00 PM | Calihan Hall

James Madison Dukes vs Detroit Titans Odds

11-17TEAM RECORD16-12

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for James Madison when they take on the Titans on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Titans bring a 16-12 record (10-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-17 Dukes, who are 10-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Detroit go 11-14 so far and the Dukes go 10-14-1.

View James Madison vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Titans installed as 12.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Titans, most recently No. 177 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Dukes, who rate No. 305 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-66 victory for the Titans.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the nation's No. 85-rated offensive output, at 72.1 PPG. The visiting Dukes defense ranks No. 237 allowing on average 69.5 PPG. The Titans FG% has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Defensively, James Madison features the nation's No. 169-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.9 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 64 nationally in scoring at home.

James Madison was a 67-64 loser in their most recent outing at home against Georgia State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. James Madison suffered a 67-64 loss against Georgia State on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Andrey Semenov in a losing effort at JMU Center.

Detroit was a 71-55 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wright State. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Detroit got 14 points from Jason Calliste en route to a 71-55 victory over Wright State on Wednesday at Nutter Center.

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Drexel are 1-9
After playing Georgia State are 3-6
After a loss are 4-6

Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland State are 4-6
After playing Wright State are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Dukes at Titans trends to consider:
James Madison is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
James Madison at Drexel, Wednesday, February 22
Detroit at Cleveland State, Thursday, February 23